URBANISSIMO: Wildlife is Here interactive exhibit opens

urbanissmo by kenneth irving ongThe unique and colourful wildlife species of Davao Region come to life in an interactive photo exhibition recently launched by the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) at SM Lanang Premier. In line with the UN World Wildlife Day, the exhibit “Wildlife is Here” aims to raise social awareness and conservation values for wild plants and animals.

The exhibit is composed of posters of Davao Region’s unique animal life made more interactive and informative thanks to the ingenious use of QR codes. With a smart phone, visitors can scan the codes to check various videos of the featured animals making the posters literally come to life.

In a statement, PEF Executive Director Dennis Salvador reiterates that the Davao Region’s wildlife species are what the Philippine Eagle represents. “When we protect the eagles, we protect the health of our ecology that includes the different wildlife species that thrive in our forests and contribute to keeping it healthy. And a healthy forest benefits every Filipino.”

“The future of our wildlife is also humanity’s future,” said Marigelaine Arguillas, chief of the Protected Areas Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section of DENR XI.

“Together with the PEF and DENR, we create this learning space that adds more meaning to our magical mall experiences. This exhibition highlights wildlife that that deserves much appreciation in photo and in real life,” said Engr. Jonathan Nick Santos, SM Lanang Premier mall manager.

The “Wildlife is Here” exhibit, runs from March 8 to 11 and is at SM Lanang Premier’s cinema hallway (second floor).