Philippine Native Conservation Society Inc. (PNPCSI) together with University of the Philippines -Tourism Institute conducted a whole day tour and walking tour at the Institute of Botany-Binhi Tree Park last September 22, 2019 sunday.
University of the Philippines- Institute of Biology building
The aim of the project is to train tree walk guides on the basics of tree walk and familiarization of the site.
UP- IB atrium
flora and fauna, historical event, public arts, architecture and historical buildings highlight the Lakad-Gunita walking tour which was initiated by the University.
Institute of Biology
However, PNPCSI members are already conducting tours at the University of the Philippines campus as early as 2008 which includes old buildings and in partnership within different organizations and Wild Bird Club of the Philippines.
University of the Philippines-IB EDC-Binhi Arboretum
University of the Philippines- Institute of Biology EDC-Binhi Arboretum
UP-IB EDC Binhi Arboretum map
University of the Philippines -Institute of Biology Arboretum project was funded by Energy Development Corporation is about 1 hectare site which aims to preserve indigenous, endemic, native trees and plants.
President Menie Odulio -PNPCSI President
The training started past 8:30 am with short introduction of the mission and vision and projects of the society.
University of the Philippines-Tourism student trainers
creeks are still found within the site
The arboretum is a living repository of more than 100 species of native trees and plants.
Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society members and trainers
The group was able to have a mock tour within the arboretum area and finished the short training by 4:00 pm.