National Women’s Month is an annual reminder of the continuing need to push, advocate for, and promote gender equality. For us at CS, it is also an important occasion to celebrate the power of women, and the often overlooked role they play in society.
This entire month of March 2019, we will be highlighting the Women Conservationists that we work with most closely here in Palawan, and celebrate their contributions in conserving Palawan’s forests and beyond! We hope that with this, we will inspire more to follow the path they took.
We aim to do this by conducting campaigns over our Social Media accounts, but also by traveling to Manila to conduct a series of talks to spread the word and inspire other women to take conservation as a career path... or simply be involved by volunteering or doing internships with Organisations like us!
The funds we are raising will be used for the following
- Flights from Puerto Princesa to Manila: Php 10,000 (USD 200)
- Food: Php 5,000 (USD 100)
- Accommodation: Php 6,000 (USD 120)
- Local Transport: Php 1,500 (USD 30)
- Materials/Paraphernalia: Php 2,500 (USD 50)
- Contingency: Php 2,500 (USD 50)
The expenses mentioned above are for the travel costs of Centre for Sustainability PH's Co-Executive Directors and Co-Founders, JESSA BELLE GARIBAY AND KARINA MAY REYES-ANTONIO.
Jessa and Karina, together with the entire CS team, in partnership with government, community, academe, & donor stakeholders, successfully worked for the official protection of Key Biodiversity Area, Cleopatra’s Needle, by having it legally declared as Critical Habitat. CNCH is the Philippine’s biggest Critical Habitat by 7-fold , measuring 41,350 hectares of primary forest in northeast Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, thereby protecting:
- The ancestral domain of the last 200 members of the indigenous Batak Tribe;
- A vital watershed guaranteeing clean water for the City; and
- The Critical Habitat for countless endemic, endangered, & yet-to be discovered flora & fauna.
Supporting us means supporting #HERSTORY in CONSERVATION. Women have long been active parts of the society when it comes to taking care of our environment. But not everyone knows about the conservation work that women are doing! This year, join Centre for Sustainability PH (CS) as we stand with women to make their voices heard and their presence known… to bring them front and center, today and every day.