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(USAID) Protect Wildlife Project headed by the Chief of Party Dr. Ernesto S. Guiang

A team from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Protect Wildlife Project headed by the Chief of Party Dr. Ernesto S. Guiang (holding the microphone) orients the participants from the Local Government Units in the Province of South Cotabato and some DENR personnel who are responsible in managing Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape (MMPL) and Allah Valley Protected Landscape (AVPL) on Integrated Landscape Approach in managing Protected Areas and Forestlands in Region XII.

Dr. Guiang emphasizes that Landscape Approach is simply managing ecosystems and regulating land and resource uses that would further redound to reduce poverty in the uplands and coastal communities. 

Dr. Guiang is looking forward in working with DENR XII Regional Office in leading the landscape and ecosystem-based analysis on biophysical thematic maps, Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) policies and in consultation with the sectoral, regional and local stakeholders to attain common vision and goals for each landscape. (RHSumagpao)