Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Imelda conducted a Communication Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) in Barangay Diplo, Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur on October 22, 2021.
The CEPA was attended by Barangay Diplo Government officials, Indigenous People (IPs), and residents of the said barangay.
Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) for Buug Natural Biotic Area (BuNBA) For. Wirlyn B. Ladores discussed the Republic Act 11038 also known as the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 2018. For. Ladores expressed the importance of the BuNBA as it is the only protected area within Zamboanga Sibugay.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX reminds everyone that protected areas are a critical tool to conserve our country’s biodiversity, it is also essential to ensuring healthy communities.