The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DoST-PCAARRD) held a special virtual presser recently to share to the public and other key stakeholders their various programs towards strengthening the country’s biodiversity.
Dubbed as DoST-PCAARRD S&T Biodiversity Program, it aims to contribute significantly to the DOST’s conservation efforts and impart the knowledge towards sustainable use of biodiversity in different ecosystems in the country — terrestrial biodiversity, marine, and aquatic biodiversity, and indigenous plants and native animals’ biodiversity.
All the details and components for each program were presented and discussed during the upcoming special virtual presser.
First is the Terrestrial Biodiversity S&T Program. This pertains to the nationwide resource assessment initiative on the flora and fauna which aims to document new species discoveries in the country’s rich biodiversity.
Second is the Marine Biodiversity R&D Program. This is composed of seven projects as it embarked on a grand scheme of ecological and ecosystem diversity management and conservation in the hope of having a sustainable use of our marine resources.
Last, there is the Indigenous Plants and Native Animals Biodiversity S&T Program that documented and characterized various rarely used indigenous plants as sources of food and livelihood.
Meanwhile, the R&D results of these Biodiversity S&T Program interventions will be featured in the ‘Saribuhay Docuseries’. Through this communication platform, every Filipino will have the opportunity to understand and appreciate the importance of environment protection and conservation in ensuring sustainable development.
Incidentally, more knowledge products and innovations of DoST-PCAARRD will be featured in the upcoming celebration of the 2021 National Science and Technology Week to be held from Nov. 22-28, 2021 through the virtual platform. For more information, visit http://nstw.dost.gov.ph/ and check out the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nstwdost