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Luis Manzano leads launching of WWF donor program

/ 08:00 PM March 16, 2017

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines on Thursday introduced the Individual Donor Program (IDP) to the public with WWF-Philippines Marine Conservation Steward Luis Manzano at Glorietta 4 in Makati.

Thru participating in the IDP, people can now directly contribute in the ecological-sustainability initiative of the WWF that encourages the public to funnel their finances to vital and urgent causes such as conservation.

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People can join IDP by visiting WWF booths in selected malls all over the country or by simply going to the organization’s website.

“These donations are directed in good use as it can support conservation projects in key sites across the Philippines, promote clean sources of renewable energy, prepare seaborne communities in facing worsening climate change impacts, and educate the youth through environmental education drives,” the WWF-Philippines said in a statement.

Manzano, a long-time diver and the new WWF-Philippines Marine Conservation Steward, presented the IDP and the organization’s Marine Conservation Program that includes initiatives on sustainable fisheries plus food security, community-based ecotourism and biodiversity conservation.

Today, it has 13 project sites including Tubbataha Reefs and Cagayancillo in Palawan, Donsol in Sorsogon, Mt. Iglit-Baco Mountain Range in Mindoro, Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, and the Hamilo Coast in Batangas. The organization also conducts climate studies in 16 key cities around the country.

The WWF-Philippines, founded in 1997, leads campaigns and solutions to help the country “combat the worsening climate change, secure sources to alleviate poverty, conserve endangered species, secure fresh water sources, and, recently, transform lives by providing sustainable livelihood programs in communities.”

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