DENR, USAID rolls out Lawin in ZamPen

           August 30, 2016 – At least two hundred (200) forest officers from the various field offices in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX participated in the Training/Workshop on Lawin Forest and Biodiversity Protection System in Pagadian City today.

 Named after the Philippine Hawk Eagle, this forest and biodiversity protection system enables authorities to regularly monitor, analyze, and respond to threats to the natural forest using the Internet and high-tech wireless communication gadgets.

“Through its use of timely and measurable data, Lawin allows environmental law enforcement agencies to act quickly, which is the directive of the President and [DENR] Secretary Lopez,” said DENR IX Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable.

Lawin combines science-based planning, user-friendly technology and indigenous knowledge to protect forests and enables communities and governments to focus conservation efforts where they are needed most.

The mobile application called Cyber Tracker enables patrollers to monitor and collect data about forest and biodiversity conditions, including threats and geo-referenced observations, by taking photos and videos.

The use of spatial monitoring and reporting in Lawin provides decision makers with the basis in identifying conservation areas and implementing adequate responses for biodiversity threats.

The Lawin system was developed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the DENR through the Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) Program.

Facilitated by representatives from DENR Forest Management Bureau and B+WISER, the training/workshop on Lawin will culminate on a simulation/field activity in Mount Timolan Protected Landscape on Thursday, September 1.  (MT DENRIX RPAO)


Free Seedlings! (Falcata and other indigenous trees available)

Submit a letter request indicating number of seedlings (max of 1,000 seedlings per request) and sketch map of the proposed plantation.
Address your letters to:
                                           Felix S. Mirasol, Jr.
                                       OIC, Regional Director
                                                 DENR IX

Upon approval or request, seedlings are available for pickup at the DENR-IX Modernized and Mechanized Forest Nursery, Baclay, Reforestation Project, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.

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