Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 48


A short discussion on the the Healthy Parks, Healthy people approach which reinforces the crucial role that parks and protected areas play in nurturing healthy ecosystems.

  • Guest speaker: Nella Lomotan
  • Moderator: Rancho Arcilla

About the speaker: Nella Lomotan

Nella Lomotan is an entrepreneur and environmental conservationist. She is founder of Eco Explorations, co-founder and Managing Director at the Philippine Parks & Biodiversity, co-founder of SoulSpeak Mindfulness & Yoga retreats, was formerly the Corporate Social Responsibility head of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and was previously a Climate Ambassador at the Global Climate Youth Network. She is also currently a consultant for the Biodiversity Finance Initiative project of the United Nations Development Programme and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines, and is also part of the World Urban Parks Asia Pacific Committee.

She has a certificate in Sustainable Tourism from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and is currently undertaking the world’s first Climate Friendly Travel Diploma from the Institute of Tourism Studies in Europe under the SunX program to supplement studies. Ms. Lomotan was also a finalist for the Landscape Heroes Award 2020.

About the Intramuros Learning Sessions

The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism. 

Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.

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Protecting Intramuros Part 1: Urban and Architectural Regulations in the Walled City
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