Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Philippines: Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project Helps Local Bio-Diversity

EDC BacMan turns over 7 deers to Albay Park and Wildlife to mark World Wildlife Day (News Release)

Philippine brown deer (Courtesy ZooChat)
The Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project (BacMan) of Energy Development Corporation (EDC) donated three Philippine brown deer and four Javan/Australian deer to the Albay Park and Wildlife in time for the celebration of  World Wildlife Day (WWD) on March 3.

The seven deer are among the animals being bred and protected by EDC in its BacMan nursery and wildlife rescue center.

As part of the WWD celebration, the PGA, BacMan and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) also released five predatory birds in the BacMan geothermal reservation which is an identified Key Biodiversity Area in the region.  The celebration was held at the BacMan nursery and wildlife rescue center in Manito, Albay.

BacMan implements a comprehensive watershed management and biodiversity conservation and monitoring program including wildlife conservation which is enrolled under the DENR’s Adopt-A-Wildlife-Species (AAWS) program.

Through the program, EDC acts as the adopting entity of particular wildlife species throughout its five geothermal sites. In BacMan, special focus is given to the conservation of the Large Flying Fox, Golden Crowned Flying Fox, Philippine Warty Pig, Philippine Brown Deer and Philippine Eagle Owl.

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