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Zamboanga del Sur.... the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Ramon Magsaysay personnel headed by CENR Officer For. Geofrey Zayas joined hands with the members of the Alpha Company of Philippine Army's 53rd Infantry "MATAPAT" Battalion (53IB) Sigapod Patrol Base, Special CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (SCAA), Sigapod Barangay Officials and members of People's Organization in the Simultaneous Bamboo Planting activity in commemoration of World Bamboo Day 2021 with this year's theme "Alay ng Bayan sa Inang Kalikasan, Kawayan!" at Barangay Sapa Butong, Sigapod, Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur on September 18, 2021.
 
A total of 100 Buntong Bamboo (Dendrocalamus latiflorus) culms were planted along the riverbanks of the Enhanced National Greening program (eNGP) site of Sigapod Watershed Farmers Association in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur.
28 Participants who attended the activity were encouraged to plant bamboo culms for it plays an important role in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and can solve the incidence of riverbanks erosions.
 
The World Bamboo Day was created by Kamesh Salam in the year 2009 at the 8th World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok. He was the former president of the World Bamboo Organisation.
 
Since 2009, WBO has been celebrating International Bamboo Day to increase the awareness of bamboo in the world. To generate awareness about promoting the bamboo industry, 18 September was marked as World Bamboo Day.
 
Zamboanga del Norte… In celebration of International Clean up 2021 with the theme “Understand and Beat Marine Pollution”, personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Piñan together with personnel from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Maritime Police, and Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) of Baylimango conducted a Coastal Clean up Activity in Baylimango,Dapitan City on September 18, 2021.
 
There were of 74 participants collecting a total 22 sacks of Non-biogegradable waste during the activity.
 
This activity aims to promote advocacy and strengthen linkages among stakeholders towars environmental sustainability especially in our marine ecosystems.
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard conducted a series of activities to celebrate International Coastal Clean-up Day on September 18, 2021 at Aliguay Island, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.
 
The activities include a coastal clean-up, scubasura, and a Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaign on the significance of the ocean and Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003).
 
This event aims to engage people to remove trash and debris from beaches, waterways, and other water bodies, to change their behaviors that cause pollution, to have a sense of responsibility, and to increase the level of awareness and solicit support and cooperation from the community.
 
52 participants representing the DENR 9 regional office, PENRO Zamboanga del Norte, Philippine Coast Guard, Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Piñan, Protected Area Management Office (PAMO), barangay officials headed by Aliguay Chairman Lyn Marie P. Evardo and residents attended the event.
 
A total of 112 kilograms or 18 sacks of wastes were collected consisting mostly of plastic bottles and other household wastes and brought to the Barangay Material Recovery Facility (MRF) for proper segregation and disposal.
 
The celebration of the 2021 International Coastal Clean-up Day is an annual event held every 3rd Saturday of September with this year's theme "Understand and Beat Marine Pollution".
In celebration of Philippine Bamboo Day 2021 with the theme “Alay ng Bayan sa Inang Kalikasan, Kawayan”, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX regional office together with its Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Siocon and Imelda conducted a simultaneous Bamboo planting activity on September 17, 2021.
 
The DENR IX regional office team held their bamboo planting in Barangay Baclay, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. It was participated by 65 personnel headed by Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services and In-Charge, Office of the Regional Executive Director Ronald Gadot planting approximately 216 bamboo culms in area.
 
CENRO Siocon personnel teamed up with personnel from Philippine National Police (PNP) Municipal Police Station of Siocon, and planted a total of 200 bamboo culms at Lituban Riverbank, Barangay Lituban, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.
 
CENRO Imelda, on the other hand, planted 100 bamboo culms in Barangay Canaan and Barangay Lower Baluran, Municipality of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay.
 
A total of 516 bamboo culms were planted in multiple areas in Zamboanga Peninsula.
 
Planting bamboo is a great way to reduce carbon footprint and help ease global warming as it releases 35% more oxygen compared to an equivalent mass of trees and it is excellent in absorbing greenhouse gases.
 
Bamboo has a significant economic use and it is an excellent wood substitute. It is now being considered as “Green Gold” because of its variability in the global market along with its renewable resources.
 
DENR IX will continue to promote the importance of bamboo and its products to stakeholders in the pursuit to develop sustainable bamboo plantations.
 
Precautionary measures were observed during the activity in consideration to health protocol set by the local IATF.
 
Zamboanga del Norte… The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Liloy released 28 Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtle hatchlings at the bay area of Barangay Banigan, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte on September 5, 2021.
 
Mr. Rey Prospero, a resident of the said barangay, informed the CENR Office of Liloy on the presence of turtle hatchlings in the bay area. A CENRO team immediately responded for the proper handling and safe release of the hatchlings.
 
CENRO Liloy also put up signages of Republic Act 9147 or the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act” in the area to generate information, ensure the protection and safeguard the nesting sites in the area.
 
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed the Olive Ridley turtle as Vulnerable due to multiple treats to its population facing a high risk of extinction in the near future.
 
DENR IX highly encourages everyone to report any wildlife recovered in your area to the nearest CENRO, you may also call our hotline at 0948-147-1250 or message our official Facebook page DENR Zamboanga Peninsula.