Integrated R & D Program on Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation of Selected Forest Ecosystem in Central Luzon


This is also a regionalized research program funded by PCARRD-DOST amounting to PhP 15,000,000.00 in partnership with Central Luzon State University, Bataan Peninsula State University and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Regional Office 3.

The program aims to:

  1. To have deeper knowledge and understanding on the degree of exploitation and level of remaining plant and animal resources in forest ecosystems in Central Luzon;
  2. To achieve greater benefits from these biological resources through science-based action, development of green technology and promote their protection and conservation; 
  3. To enhance better public awareness with understanding of biodiversity as well as multi-stakeholdership for those resources through formation of Sustainable Units and information and education campaign and policy initiatives.

Forester RB J. Gallego spearheads the counterpart of ASCOT in data gathering.