UPLB-SESAM to hold lake-based ecotourism policy forum

The UPLB School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM), through its DOST-PCAARRD funded project Laguna Lake Ecotourism Advocacy or Project LEAD, will be holding a Policy Forum with the theme “Mismo sa Ekoturismo: Ushering towards a Sustainable Laguna de Bay Through Lake-based Ecotourism Management.” The forum will take place on February 16, 2024 at Acacia Hotel Manila, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. 

This policy forum aims to refine policy advocacy strategies and facilitate the adoption of a science and technology-based model for lake-based ecotourism management in Laguna de Bay. Members of the Laguna de Bay Ecotourism Working Group will also be identified and nominated.

Key stakeholders from the provinces of Laguna and Rizal, Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Department of Tourism (DOT) are expected to grace this collaborative endeavor. 

To gain perspectives from the academe, representatives from academic institutions including UPLB and Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) will be in attendance. Representatives from environmental organization Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (SCWP) will also be present in the event.

Project LEAD is a DOST-PCAARRD funded project that aims to facilitate the adoption of ecotourism as a local sustainable development solution and framework for Laguna de Bay’s resource use and management. To know more about Project LEAD, you may visit their Facebook page(Jewel S. Cabrera)