This year’s theme "AMWS @ 21: Strengthening Partnerships and Sustaining Biodiversity Conservation Efforts" outlines an integrated approach aimed in forging partnerships among the national agencies, local government units and conservation organizations within the province to avert further fragmentation of key biodiversity areas and ensure protection of habitats of endangered species assemblages in the AMWS.

One of the highlights for the week-long anniversary celebration is the AMWS-Youth Summit. It was participated by the secondary school teachers and students from the six (6) municipalities covering the AMWS Protected Area, as follows;

  • Agusan del Sur National High School in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur;
  • Datu Lipus Makapandong National High School in Rosario, Agusan del Sur;
  • Bunawan National High School in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur;
  • Loreto National High School in Loreto, Agusan del Sur;
  • Talacogon National High School (main campus) in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur; and
  • La Paz National High School in La Paz, Agusan del Sur

Among the activities conducted during the summit were the symposium and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign related to Wetlands, Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary and some facts about Protected Areas in the Philippines, Quiz Bee, Poster Making, Singing and Dance Craze Contests. Cash prizes, medals and trophies were given to the proclaimed winners of the each contest.


By Master en comunicación