University of the Philippines Los Baños
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 00:00

PTFCF-funded metallophytes project joins First Philippine Environment Summit


The project on Revegetation of Ultramafic  Areas in Northern Zambales, Philippines Using Native Metallophytes was part of the three-day exhibit for the First Philippine Environment Summit that was held on Feb. 9-11 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay, in Metro Manila.  The exhibit, showcased various programs and projects, including breakthroughs and innovations that contribute to social and economic advancement, while protecting the environment. There were also exhibit areas that featured eco-friendly products and services.

Guided by the theme, “Greening Together, Growing Better,” the summit was co-organized by the Green Convergence, a coalition of environment and development-based organizations, networks, faith-based groups and individuals who are linked with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Other entities that supported the event were the Energy Development Corp., Tourism Promotions Board, Foundation of the Philippine Environment, Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, Inc (PTFCF) and Trans-Asia Renewable Energy.

The metallophytes exhibit displayed seedlings which are native to Northern Zambales. It also featured project accomplishments/activities and a pictorial guide of native trees in Barangay Taltal, Masinloc, Zambales.  (AC Luna)