Rainforestation and Sustainable Development: From the Lens of the Four Individual Adopters from the Visayas Region in the Philippines

  • Guiraldo C. Fernandez Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
  • Marlito Jose M. Bande Institute of Tropical Ecology and Environmental Management, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte
Keywords: environment conservation, economic, environmental and social benefits

Abstract

Rainforestation (RF) is a reforestation strategy designed to address the problem of dwindling Philippine forest landscapes by planting native trees to unproductive and idol lands. It was introduced in the early 1990’s to ensure that forests only have species that are endemic in the country. Using the method of hermeneutic phenomenology, this paper concludes that the Philippine indigenous tree species have enhanced the viability of Rainforestation as a major conservation strategy in the Philippines as compared to the exotic trees used by the government in the 1970s and 1980s and therefore, is very significant in promoting biodiversity and sustainable development.

Author Biographies

Guiraldo C. Fernandez, Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines

Head, Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte

Marlito Jose M. Bande, Institute of Tropical Ecology and Environmental Management, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte

Project Leader, Visayas State University Natural Resource Management Phase 2

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Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
FernandezG., & BandeM. J. (2019). Rainforestation and Sustainable Development: From the Lens of the Four Individual Adopters from the Visayas Region in the Philippines. Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal, 7(2), 29-46. https://doi.org/10.32871/rmrj1907.02.03
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