About Us

PSSN stands for the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Inc. It was organized in a national conference on networking for the wise and sustainable use of nature at the University of the Philippines College Baguio in April 2000. The participants saw the need for a network to address nature and nature-related problems in the country. Thus, the society was established in order to provide a venue for the development of strategies to counter the unscrupulous utilization of nature and its amenities. On September 26, 2000, the society was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Its primary objectives are to provide and develop strategies towards wise and sustainable use of nature and to ensure a faithful representation of responsible thinking and sentiment regarding issues about nature. It also seeks to establish partnership and/or collaboration with local government units and other institutions that are involved in the development, conservation, and management of natural resources. Its various activities serve as a channel for the exchange of information, sharing of professional expertise, networking, and strengthening of camaraderie and cooperation among members and partner institutions.

PSSN, Inc. was organized as a non-profit, non-stock, non-partisan organization of professionals, researchers, administrators, policymakers, practitioners, students, and institutions involved in nature studies and its related activities.


The society’s objectives are:

  • Provide and develop strategies towards wise and sustainable use of nature;
  • Ensure a faithful representation of responsible thinking and sentiment regarding issues about nature;
  • Establish partnership/collaboration with LGU and NGO;
  • Establish local institutional chapters;
  • Strengthen camaraderie and cooperation among the members.

If you wish to become a member, please click on this link to download the membership application form.

Officers and Board of Trustees

Fiscal Year 2015-2016


President – Dr. Edwin Cubelo
Vice-president – Dr. Ramon Docto
Secretary – Dr. Zenaida Baoanan
Treasurer – Dr. Arlen Ancheta
Auditor – Prof. Merites Buot
PIO- Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao

Board of Trustees 

Dr. Cecilio Baga
Dr. Onofre Corpuz
Dr. Jesus Ortuoste
Dr. Romeo Gomez
Dr. Lita Sopsop

Dr. Irene de Vera


  1. The Secretariat


    Dr. Max P. Guillermo, an awardee during PSSN’s 2nd International Seminar and 12th Annual Conference will be attending the awarding ceremony on 26th May as per your invitation. He is from Luzon, thus his flight back to Manila will be on the 27th. Will PSSN provide for his hotel accommodation?

    Please reply to us as soon a possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements relative to Dr. Max P. Guillermo’s travel to the conference’s venue.

    Thank you.

    Yours truly,

    Yolanda F Juan
    Office of the President
    Tarlac College of Agriculture
    Camiling, Tarlac

  2. To whom this may concern:

    I would like to request for the checking of your database on the list of lifetime members. I am not sure whether or not I have applied for life membership in 2011.

    Thank you. Will appreciate your feedback the soonest.

    Patricia Anne Rivera

    • Hi Ma’am,

      Do you still have a copy of the certificate of membership? Can I have a copy of it so that I can include you in the list. Thanks a lot. My apology for the delayed reply.

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