SURIGAO DEL NORTE, May 8 (PIA) - Representatives from the eight-member municipalities of the Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA) have completed the five-day training on Biodiversity Monitoring System (BMS) Enhancement held recently at Kasili Lakeside Resort, Mainit, this province.
According to LMDA Biodiversity Partnership Project Team Leader Omar Barillo, the five-day training was aimed to help local government units assess biodiversity and formulate plans and policy-making support to conservation.
"BMS as a resource monitoring tool is very important for the LGUs for it helps them assess their local biodiversity with primary consideration in planning and policy-making support to conservation," Barillo emphasized.
LMDA is an alliance of municipalities composed of Tubay, Santiago, Jabonga and Kitcharao in Agusan del Norte and Alegria, Mainit, Sison and Tubod in Surigao del Norte, government line agencies (DA, NEDA, DENR, BFAR, PIA, DOT) and civil society organizations in Lake Mainit area. Its significant role is to serve as the coordinating body of multi-stakeholders in preserving and promoting Lake Mainit ecosystem. (SDR/Jimster B. Samson, LGU-Tubod/PIA-Surigao del Norte)