ASEAN Working Group on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity (AWGNCB)

Green turtle going back to the sea after laying its eggs in Turtle Islands, Tawi-Tawi (Photo credit: Gerardo Lita)

The ASEAN Working Group on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity (AWGNCB) was established to intensify cooperation in addressing problems associated with conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, while promoting a clean and green environment. It serves as a consultative platform to undertake concrete actions in ensuring that the region's rich biological diversity is protected, conserved and sustainably managed. The AWGNCB shall also monitor and develop a common ASEAN stand where applicable on international and regional conventions and agreements related to nature conservation and biodiversity.
Focal Office:
Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)
Focal Persons:
Permanent Focal Point
       Chief, Protected Areas Standards and System Development Section, National Parks Division
       DENR - Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)
       Tel. Nos. - (632) 924 6031 to 35 local 232, (632) 925 8947

Alternate Focal Point
       Chief, Program Planning and Policy Monitoring Section, Biodiversity Planning and Knowledge Management Division
       DENR - Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)
       Tel. Nos. - (632)924 6031 to 35 local 212, (632)920 4486
To achieve by 2010 a significant reduction in the current rate of loss of biodiversity, as pledged by countries at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 and as envisaged by the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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At the 25th Meeting, it was agreed not to pursue further the signing and ratification of the "Draft ASEAN Framework Agreement on Access to, and Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from the Ulitilisation of Biological and Genetic Resources."
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