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The Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources is a membership organization dedicated to the conservation of Philippine biodiversity. It aims to build a constituency for environmental issues that will call for prioritizing conservation actions on habitats and sites, based on solid scientific and socio-economic research. Acknowledged in their Events 2007 post is the help extended by UC Nursing CESDEV volunteers during their program launch in UC Banilad. (Find article below)

Haribon Partners with University of Cebu and University of San Carlos
Posted on 6 May, 2008 - 3:49pm.

In two separate ceremonies, the University of Cebu (UC) and the University of San Carlos (USC) inked partnerships with Haribon to promote biodiversity conservation and align their respective projects in accelerating the youth’s environmental consciousness.From September 19 to 20, Haribon had an exhibit at the UC’s campus’ lobby in Banilad to inform students about rainforestation and the threatened species programs. Yolli Deveza of Haribon, manned the exhibit, which offered Haribon merchandise and Generation Green membership to interested students. Deveza was assisted by student-members of the Community Extensions Services and Development (CESDEV)- a two year old volunteer group doing community work on special education, health and environmental projects in Guadalupe. The Haribon event at UC culminated with a program presentation by Dr. Ruth Guzman, a Haribon consultant, about Cebu’s natural wealth and its dwindling forests. Paul John Gesta of UC and the Ayala Young Leaders Group hosted the program.The presence of Haribon at UC was made possible through the dynamic leadership of Atty. Augusto Go, its president; and Atty. Baldomero Estenzo, Chancellor for External Affairs; together with Sheila Benedicto, campus staff; UC main and Mars Mandal, Director for Student Affairs at UC-Banilad and his staff Collin Garrido and May Casas . On September 21, the University of San Carlos (USC) had one of its memorable events at the Theodore Buttenbruch Hall. Father Roderick Salazar, SVD, president of USC welcomed the signing of commitment between USC and Haribon to work together towards empowering the youth to actively participate in biodiversity conservation projects. It was also the day when students were presented with information on Cebu’s natural wonders and Haribon’s call to help conserve them. Anabelle E. Plantilla and Father Salazar inked the signing of commitment between the organizations. Witnessing the event were the newly-conferred Haribon ambassadors with Nimfa Alo, USC Director for Student Affairs; and Haribon’s Dr. Ruth Guzman and Christine Cenal. The event was also made possible with the coordination of its Vice President, Father Ted Gapuz; Baudric Gothong a USC student and the Ways and Means Commissioner of the Phil. Junior Jaycees; and Ray Dante, president of the Junior Jaycees USC Chapter. Both UC and USC have committed to banner Haribon’s rainforestation initiatives, threatened species programs, and the Generation Green movement in their respective schools. They have committed to work with the private and government sectors in Cebu to push for a greener environment.