Mahintana shares its JICA Experience to Malungon Tourism Office

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.,  through  the R2R Project represented by Ms. Ella Mae Babao, presented  the JICA Ecotourism  Training  learnings and best practice during  the  Ecotourism Management Plan Orientation of  DENR  XII-PAMB  MMPL to the  tourism office staff in  preparation  for  the  updating of their ecotourism management  plan. 

Ms. Babao presented the best practices and learnings including the: Regional Development through the Search for Region’s Pride and a Phenology Calendar, Management and Operation of National Parks in Japan, Policies on Ecotourism in Japan (the role of national government and private-public  solutions), overview on Ecotourism “Understanding Nature Tourism”, and eco-tour activities in the different sites in Japan. She also presented the proposed program named Coffee Plantation Eco-tour to be managed by the local community. Before her presentation, the Protected Area  Superintendent  (PASu) Mr. Gabriel Baute oriented the body about the  outline of  the  management plan and  the  areas  where  they  should focus such  as the   inventory  of potential  ecotourism  sites,  status  of the areas, facilities constructed in  the areas, etc.

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