Learning Resources

List of SCPW and other CEPA and capacity-building materials
  1. 1. SCPW Newsletter
  2. 2. RRC EA Webzine
  3. 3. Youth Eco Camp Training Manual
  4. 4. SCPW Wetlands BioBlitz
  5. 5. Mapping Wetland Priorities for Eco-DRR and EbA
  6. 6. Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future
  7. 7. Agricultural Wetlands and Migratory Birds
  8. 8. Wetland Brochures
  9. 9. Children’s story books
  10. 10. Wetland Offsetting
  11. 11. Constructed Wetlands
  12. 12. Planning Documents
  13. 13. Capacity building for wetland conservation
The SCPW Newsletter The SCPW Newsletter presents the work of the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands towards wetlands conservation through summaries of the different projects conducted across the country. The first issue can be viewed on Issuu.
The RRC-EA Webzine The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) is one of the regional initiatives formally recognized by the Ramsar Convention. As a Ramsar Regional Initiative (RRI), the RRC-EA was established through the initiative of the Ministry of Environment (MOE) of the Republic of Korea to serve as a regional platform for capacity building, information exchange, and cooperation among governments, Ramsar Site and wetland managers and stakeholders, international and national non-government organizations, technical experts and business organizations. The RRC-EA Webzine is an online media library resource showcasing stories about wetlands throughout the East Asia region. The webzine can be viewed on RRC-EA Website.
Youth Eco Camp Training Manual – A Guide for Conducting the SCPW Ecological Camps The Manual aims to guide organizations on the conduct of an EcoCamp for an overview of ecological concepts, fundamentals of Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Climate Change and ecosystem-based adaptation. It has been successfully used in more than 100 high schools and was tapped by the UN World Food Program as a platform for teaching students about wetlands and Disaster Risk Reduction Management. The manual can be viewed on Issuu. The manual annexes can be downloaded at the SCPW Wetlands Library.
SCPW Wetlands BioBlitz Manual The SCPW adopted the BioBlitz concept for wetlands and added dimensions that characterize the wetland including geographical, climate-related and ecosystem services as indicated in the Ramsar Information Sheet or the locally adopted Wetland Information Sheet, and called it the “Wetlands BioBlitz”. Schools and Local Government Units may also employ the Wetlands BioBlitz guide to employ citizen science that includes RAWES (Rapid Assessment of Wetland Ecosystem Services) in its curriculum. The SCPW Wetlands BioBlitz manual can be downloaded from the SCPW Wetlands Library. Instructions on the use of the WeBB Online Database can be found by downloading the WeBB Online Manual. The River Profiles for the 3 rivers in Laguna which were the first sites to conduct a Wetlands BioBlitz can be downloaded below:
  1. 1. Mabitac River
  2. 2. Lumban River
  3. 3. Panguil River
E. Mapping Wetland Piorities for Ecosystem – based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (EbA) in the Philippines Brochures from the project on mapping wetland priorities for Eco-DRR and EbA in the Philippines, funded by the Ramsar Regional Centre – East Asia, Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The brochures can be downloaded below: Nabao Lake: Wetland Conservation and Community Development In focus: Mabitac River Rehabilitation Viva Candaba! Celebrating Central Luzon’s Great Floodplain Proofing the Future against Disasters, Davao City: Preventing Flooding The Greening of Santiago City, Isabela Saving Peatlands for Disaster Mitigation
Lecture presentations from the Agricultural Wetlands and Migratory Birds Living in Harmony Webinar 2020 About EAAF and importance of migratory birds Waterbirds and Managing Health Risks Rice Farming Communities and Migratory Birds
Wetland Brochures a. Treepreneurship at Mt. Arayat National Park b. The Paligui Wetland
Children’s story books Si Islaw, ang Pulis Bakawan A children’s storybook about the conservation of mangroves Elias, the Kite-Eater A children’s storybook about migratory birds. Si Papan at ang mga Dayong Ibon A children’s storybook that revolves around the importance of migratory birds, the threats to their very existence and instill in their young minds that people can do something to help protect wildlife and their habitats.
Wetland Offsetting Biodiversity offsets provide a mechanism in mitigating environmental effects brought about by urbanization and development. Offset activities have been widely practiced and continuously being developed in US Wetlands. Offset programs have also been established in other parts of the world such as in Australia, Brazil and the European Union, assuring that the negative environmental effects of development are balanced with environmental gains. Offset policies are already in place in other countries. However, one very crucial factor is in the process of identifying the offset sites, which should be ecologically similar or better in character compared to the affected areas. Benchmarking and characterization of affected sites should be conducted to assure that a “no net loss” of wetlands and biodiversity will happen towards identification and implementation of offsets. Ecological assessment for offset site wetland conservation and management. Download the poster presentation Download the paper presentation slide deck

Capacity building for local organizations on wetland conservation

  • a. Module 1: Preparation and organization profiling
  • b. Module 2: Organizational readiness
  • c. Module 3: Project Development and Management
  • d. Module 4: Resource Mobilization and Sustainability
  • e. Module 5: Communication and Sharing of Best Practices


The SCPW Wetland School is made possible by the generous support of the Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia, Wetland Link International – Asia, and Primera.

Contact the SCPW for any inquiries.