Mr Donato Poblador
Negros Forests & Ecological Foundation
South Capitol Road
November 27th, 2001
Dear Mr Poblador,
In accordance with your instructions of October 15th, 2001 to formulate recommendations for the project aims of,
Negros Forests & Ecological Foundation, Inc.
1. Plans that will establish the expansion program of the Biodiversity Conservation Center of the foundation in the area.
2. Plans that will be the basic foundation for an ecotourism industry in the area.
3. Plans and programs that should enhance economic activities for the community.
these are contained in the following appendixes :-
Appendix I General overview of project area
Appendix II Biodiversity Conservation Center second phase
Appendix III Potential for ecotourism
Appendix IV Sustainable livelihood projects
Appendix V General observations
Obviously, these are more like blueprints for further action. Some are at a more detailed stage than others due to the limitations of time and resources at my disposal. The NFEFI board must also make strategic decisions of commitment before further work can be started.
I would like to say how much I have enjoyed my stay here in the Philippines and hope to come again to work on Project Watershed. Your personal friendship to me has been of great support.
I would also like to thank Lillibet L'O, David Castor, Mayette Gersaniva, Dr. Emilia Lastica, Sheila Gonzaga, Dr. Cristina Georgii (DED), Ailsa Grieve (AYV), Reynic Alo (MUAD), Spyro Rodrigazo (GIS), Sirikit Posadas (Talisay City), and several others, who were kind enough to offer help, information and advice without which this report could not have been made. Concepts, language, errors and omissions are, however, my sole responsibility.
November 27th 2001