WWF-Philippines Marine Conservation Steward Luis Manzano became a fundraiser for a day! Last March 16, held in Glorietta 4, Makati, this project aimed to spread awareness on pressing environmental issues and introduce the Individual Donor Programme (IDP) to the public.
Everyone can now directly contribute in the ecological-sustainability initiatives of the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines thru participating in the Individual Donor Programme which encourages people to funnel their finances in vital and urgent causes such as conservation.
People can join the IDP through visiting WWF booths in selected malls all over the country or by simply going to the WWF-Philippines website. Each can do a one-time donation of their choice or they can possibly engage in monthly donations which can make them environmental advocates in a more convenient way.
These donations are directed in good use as it can support conservation projects in key sites across the Philippines, promote clean sources of renewable energy, prepare seaborne communities in facing worsening climate change impacts, and educate the youth through environmental education drives.
A long-time diver and certified lover of seas, Luis Manzano champions the organization's Marine Conservation Program that includes initiatives on sustainable fisheries plus food security, community-based ecotourism, and biodiversity conservation.
Founded in 1997, WWF-Philippines spearheads campaigns and solutions to help the country combat the worsening climate change, secure food sources to alleviate poverty, conserve endangered species, secure fresh water sources, and, recently, transform lives by providing sustainable livelihood programs in communities.
As of now it has 13 project sites including Tubbataha Reefs and Cagayancillo in Palawan, Donsol in Sorsogon, Mt. Iglit-Baco Mountain Range in Mindoro, Ipo Watershed in Bulacan and the Hamilo Coast in Batangas. WWF-Philippines also conducts climate studies in 16 key cities around the country.
If you wish to learn more about IDP and other programs of WWF-Philippines you may log on to wwf.org.ph.