International Training on Leveraging Urban Nature and Biodiversity for Local Development

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The Philippines has a total land area of 299,404 square kilometers with a population estimated at 101,833,938 (July 2011, estimate from www.census.gov.ph) . The average population density of the country is 541.4 persons per sq.km. The Philippines, being situated at the apex of the coral triangle, is considered to be the richest marine eco-region in the world and considered as the world’s mega-biodiversity center. The Philippines is also insular nature, equable and tropical in nature. It is also geographically isolated with diverse microhabitats and surrounded with mountain areas with high endemism rates. The Philippine Archipelago comprises approximately 7,100 islands, most of which lie in three major island groups, namely Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The Archipelago is somewhat elongate in shape, extending for 1,840 km from north to south, and about 1,000 km from east to west at its broadest. The total coastline is about 17,460 km.

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International Training on Leveraging Urban Nature and Biodiversity for Local Development28 November to 22 December 2011By Melissa Grace Dizon-Dulalia, MBAINTRODUCTION: The Philippines has a total land area of 299,404 square kilometers with a population estimated at 101,833,938 (July 2011, estimate from www.census.gov.ph) . The average population density of the country is 541.4 persons per sq.km. The Philippines, being situated at the apex of the coral triangle, is considered to be the richest marine eco-region in the world and considered as the worlds mega-biodiversity center. The Philippines is also insular nature, equable and tropical in nature. It is also geographically isolated with diverse microhabitats and surrounded with mountain areas with high endemism rates.The Philippine Archipelago comprises approximately 7,100 islands, most of which lie in three major island groups, namely Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The Archipelago is somewhat elongate in shape, extending for 1,840 km from north to south, and about 1,000 km from east to west at its broadest. The total coastline is about 17,460 km.Geographically, the Philippines are considered a part of Southeast Asia. The country is located between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer, between latitudes 0423' and 2125'N, and between longitudes 1 16OO' and 127OO'E. It is bounded in the north by the Bashi Channel, in the east by the Pacific Ocean, in the south by the Celebes Sea, and in the west b

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