Location
Margaret River, Western Australia
Date
1-3 December 2020

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Ann Dumaliang

Managing Trustee, Masungi Georeserve, Philippines

Ann Dumaliang

Biography

Ann Dumaliang & Billie Dumaliang are managing trustees of the Masungi Georeserve - a privately-led conservation project in the mountains of the Philippines featuring massive pinnacle karst formations. The project, now spanning some 2700 hectares of land to restore, focuses on using geotourism and the geopark model as a bottoms-up approach to conservation, development, and supporting rural growth.

The project has received special commendations for the Pathfinder Award granted by the IUCN, UNDP & WildArk for financing and resourcing innovations for conservation in 2018. In 2019, it is also currently a finalist for two tourism global awards with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) & the United Nationals World Travel Organisation (UNWTO).