ROLE OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTION TO INFORM REGIONAL-SCALE BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN THE EASTERN PHILIPPINES

Jonathan Jaime G Guerrero, Krizler C Tanalgo, Carlo Gabriel R Abante

Abstract


The Philippines is among the most threatened biodiversity hotspots. Developing effective conservation requires science-based evidence from field data and observations. Yet, many important biodiversity information remain unpublished, particularly from academic institutions and NGOs. Here, we synthesized 34-year data from biodiversity studies from Bicol University in Luzon Island, Philippines. We found a large number of studies that increased in the post-2000 period with the majority of the studies focused on community surveys and animal and wildlife studies. While there is a massive number of studies, we found clear disproportionate distribution in terms of geographic and thematic areas. Our results may be based on a regional level, but if taken carefully, it has important implications and applications to other higher education institutions in the Philippines in promoting biodiversity studies and conservation in the country.


Keywords


Anthropocene; Education; Policymaking; Priorities; Universities

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11594/jtls.11.02.14

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