ZABIDA-Verde Zamboanga, Inc. participates in the Public Consultation for the Zamboanga City Biodiversity Management Plan held at LM Hotel, today, August 16. The Public Consultation organized by the City Government of Zamboanga, USAID and the U.S Department of Interior gathered representatives of the City Government and Barangay Local Government, National Government Agencies, and members of the Civic Society and the Academe who are working on environmental advocacy.
Representing VZI is its President, Dr. Grace J. Rebollos wherein she actively raised points of query and suggestions for the improvement of the ZC Biodiversity Management Plan. For ZABIDA, being the Verde Zamboanga Inc. Secretariat, sent its Climate Change Advocacy Project Staff, Ms. Karel Mellanes she participated as one of the facilitators/documenter of the workshop along with another VZI Secretariat from the AdZU-SACSI Office.
Last March 6-9 of this year, ZABIDA, through its Executive Director, Ms. Esperancita E. Hupida, involved in the formulation of the Zamboanga City Biodiversity Management Plan via a Cross Training in Palawan as part of the Technical Working Group. The Public Consultation is a step further in finalizing the Biodiversity Management Plan. (Deorenzie Frances Carreon/ZABIDA)