Lunhaw tours to boost Davao’s eco-agri tourism

April 27th, 2017 by

Going beyond recognition, environmental awardees convened as a network to help promote Davao as one of the country’s greenest cities.

The Lunhaw Awards network of green practitioners is set to offer Lunhaw tours which will showcase the city’s environmental-friendly practices from forest-based initiatives, organic agriculture, coastal and marine management to water and energy conservation, pollution control, and green building architecture and spaces.

“We want to show tourists that here in Davao, we not only have the country’s best natural and cultural attractions but we also have a growing environmentally-conscious citizenry to ensure that the city’s development does not come at the cost of the next generation,” said Chinkie Peliño-Golle, Acting Director of IDIS, Lunhaw Awards co-organizer and secretariat.

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No Climbing of Mt. Apo from Davao City

April 9th, 2017 by

The Watershed Management Council (WMC) of Davao City asserts that the Brgy. Tamayong trail to Mt. Apo will remain closed and warns the public for consequences of unrestricted access.

“The WMC wants to address the problem of illegal hikers and climbers in Mt. Talomo-Tamayong trail so it issued a resolution supporting PAMB’s decision on the continued closure of Tamayong entry point in Mt. Talomo,” said Chinkie Peliño Golle, Acting Director of Interface Development Intervention Inc. (IDIS), who requested to convene the council for an emergency meeting last April 7.

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‘Payment scheme’ for watershed protection eyed

August 25th, 2016 by

DAVAO CITY  – There is a need to create alternative livelihood opportunities that will help protect and sustainably manage Davao City’s watersheds.

This will be among the key recommendations submitted during the Davao Watershed Stakeholders Summit which opened yesterday at the Ritz Hotel, Garden Oases in Obrero.

Based on a study conducted by the Interface Development Interventions (IDIS), the group will look for ways in whicl local government units (LGUs) and stakeholders can provide financial support to residents whose livelihood has been affected by the implementation of various water conservation laws.

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