- Implementation of innovative Green Filter systems (constructed wetlands) in order to protect the environment & improve the sanitation and hygiene situation
- Improvement of the living conditions of poorer population groups in the communities
In close co-operation with our partner organization Corazón de la Tierra, a green filter will be constructed in the community of San Andres Ixtlán (approx. 5,000 inhabitants). The community is situated in the south of Laguna de Chapala and in the north of Lake Zapotlán, a small lake (1,100 ha), internationally recognized by RAMSAR. The green filter will have a cleaning area of 8,000 m² and will be put in operation at the end of 2015.
At Lake Sampaloc in San Pablo City, this Green Filter that was finished in 2015 cleans parts of the sewage of surrounding households. This Green Filter is working as "floating wetlands".
A second Green Filter will be realsied by the Society for the Protection of Philippine Wetlands in 2016.
In December 2015, Wildlands Conservation Trust started the construction of a Green Filter in the community of Stellenbosch at the Plankenbrug River. This project was finished in March 2016.
Press Release of our Project Partner (15 March 2016)