LM Chronicle January-March 2014LMDA publishes Lake Mainit Chronicle 1st quarter

The Lake Mainit Development Alliance publish its Lake Mainit Chronicle (January-March 2014 issue). The publication has 6 pages with the following contents:

LGU reps undergo Biodiversity Monitoring Training

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, May 8 (PIA) – Representatives from the eight-member municipalities of the Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA) have completed the five-day training on Biodiversity Monitoring System (BMS) Enhancement held recently at Kasili Lakeside Resort, Mainit, this province.

According to LMDA Biodiversity Partnership Project Team Leader Omar Barillo, the five-day training was aimed to help local government units assess biodiversity and formulate plans and policy-making support to conservation. (continue)

LMDA bares 2013 accomplishments
Surigao City, February 18 – During the 6th LMDA Expanded Technical Working Group (ETWG) meeting held on Monday at Philippine Gateway Hotel, this city, the Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA) recently revealed accomplishments on its Partnerships for Biodiversity Conservation: Mainstreaming in Local Agricultural Landscapes otherwise known as the Biodiversity Partnerships Projects (BPP) second year implementation.

In his presentation to ETWG, Mr. Omar Barillo, the LMDA-BPP project coordinator bared the 2013 target deliverables and its achievements particularly on the mainstreaming of biodiversity-friendly projects programs and policies in local government units (LGUs) within Lake Mainit influence area. (continue)

BPP reveals Agusan del Norte biological assessment

Surigao City, February 18 – The Biodiversity Partnerships Project (BPP) through the MS-Center for Optimal Research and Development (MS-CORD) who recently conducted Biological Assessment in Lake Mainit Key Biodiversity Area in four Agusan del Norte municipalities presented the result of their assessment to members of the LMDA Expanded Technical Working Group (ETWG) during the 6th LMDA Expanded Technical Working Group (ETWG) meeting at Philippine Gateway Hotel, this city.
The biological assessment conducted to four sampling areas specifically Barangay Pangaylan in Santiago, Barangay La Fraternidad in Tubay, Barangay Sangay in Kitcharao, Barangay San Pablo in Jabonga, all in province of Agusan del Norte.

Dr. Romell A. Seronay, the assessment team leader presented the species richness of flora in four sampling areas. The study shows that there are 92 species identified in Santiago of which 24 are endemic species and 11 are threatened. In Tubay, 68 are identified flora species with 22 are endemic and 6 are threatened species. There are 56 species identified in Kitcharao with 23 are endemic and 10 are threatened species while 79 species are found in Jabonga with 21 endemic and 8 are threatened species. (continue)