National Forestry Summit
At least 1,200 foresters from the country’s academe, government and wood industry convened recently in a three-day conference at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Olongapo City in Zambales to map out plans and find holistic solutions to the country’s problem of illegal logging.
The Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc. (SFFI) Central Luzon Regional Council and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 3 hosted this year’s summit themed “National Summit on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade.” It also coincided with the 64th Annual National Convention of the SFFI.
A National Action Plan was formulated during the convention in a bid to elevate the role and importance of the forestry profession in national development, and to promote good governance among foresters.
SFFI is an independent, democratic and non-profit organization composed of more than 8,000 registered foresters working for the advancement of science and technology in the field of forestry under the framework of sustainable forest management.
Standing on the left is Antonio Olizon, President of Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA), and at the podium is Dr. Ramon Razal of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources-University of the Philippines Los Banos.