Zamboanga City has thanked USAID-Protect Wildlife Project for constantly assisting the city after it has formally turned over to Mayor Beng Climaco the 5-year management and development plans for two protected areas.
Quoting Climaco, City Administrator Apple Go hailed the USAID for always helping the city in terms of policy-making, needed inputs, technical assistance and capacity building.
“These plans will greatly help the city but the real work begins after the completion of the plan,” she said, referring to the management and development plans for the Pasonanca Natural Park and the Sta. Cruz Islands.
John Edgar, Director of the Environment Office, USAID Philippines Mission, led the ceremonial turnover of the plans Wednesday, March 6.
The event was the culmination of USAID’s assistance in providing management of the city’s two protected areas.
Edgar said that it is very crucial that all the city’s resources and protected areas are preserved and maintained for future generations.