Masungi Georeserve wins international conservation award


Posted at Nov 28 2018 01:06 PM


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MANILA – The international community recently recognized the Masungi Georeserve in Rizal province for its conservation efforts.

During a United Nations-led biodiversity conference in Egypt, the Masungi Georeserve was awarded the special commendation for the 2018 Pathfinder Award for its “outstanding and innovative” approach to conservation financing and resourcing.

The award was presented by the United Nations Development Program, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Commission on Protected Areas, and WildArk.


“This singular honor from the UN and IUCN will boost the spirit of our team on the ground, and those in government, private sector, and civil society who tirelessly toil for the environment and even risk their lives protecting it, and inspire others to follow in our footsteps and join our movement,” Ann Adeline Dumaliang, trustee and project manager of Masungi Georeserve, said in a statement.

Home to a sprawling limestone formation dating back 60 million years, the Masungi Georeserve is a conversation initiative in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

It has been known for offering discovery and leisure trails with spider web-like hammocks, rope courses, bridges, and view decks.