WBCP wins World Bank Environmental
Champion Award. Awardees line-up with DENR Secretary Mike Defensor (extreme left). WBCP
President Mike Lu on the extreme right.
Through their efforts, and working in partnership
with other environmental groups, members have identified
about 100 bird species and their habitats in Metro
Manila. They organized bird watching trips, attend
various meetings, and set up exhibits to bring Philippine
bird biodiversity, and the threats to the bird habitats
to the public's attention.
awarding ceremonies were held on June 20, 2005 at
the Visitor's Center of the Ninoy Aquino Park in Quezon
City. The awards were given out by Secretary Mike
Defensor of the Department of Natural Resources and
Mr. Joachim von Amsberg, Country Director of the World
Bank office in Manila. This is the first year the
awards were given out and the WBCP is very honored
to be part of it.