Photo Releases

In celebration of World Wildlife Day 2022 with the theme “Recovering key species for Ecosystem Restoration”, various rehabilitated wildlife has been released by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX Zamboanga Peninsula.
 
The first release was made in Barangay Sumbato, Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur, with the release of a White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) and Rufuos Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus).
 
The second release was 2 Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus) in the forested area of Baclay, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur and A yellow-headed water monitor lizard (Varanus cumingi) and Asian Palm Civet Cat (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) in Cogon Ecotourism Park, Dipolog City.
 
These wildlife has been turned over to DENR IX and has been placed under the Regional Wildlife Rescue Center in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur for proper rehabilitation before its release back to its natural habitat.
 
The World Wildlife Day is celebrated every March 3 as proclaimed by the United Nation General Assembly to raise awareness for the conservation and protection of wildlife.
 
In Celebration of World Wildlife Day 2022 with the theme “Recovering Key Species for Ecosystem Restoration” and its continued commitment to spread awareness on environmental concerns, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX through its Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) together with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) IX, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) IX, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga Sibugay, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Zamboanga City, and Isabela City Monitoring Station conducted a two-day Emvironmental Forum for Sangguniang Kabataan Youth Leaders, Senior Citizens and Persons with Disability at Querexeta Foundation Center in Isabela City, Basilan on March 2 -3, 2022.
 
The two-day event aims to promote inclusive approach to all sectors in the protection, proper management and conservation of the environment and natural resources. Keys speaker on topics such as Climate Change, Biodiversity Conservation, Basilan Natural Biotic Area, Solid Waste Management, No to Single Use Plastic, Responsible Mining, Geo-Hazards, and Tayo Ang Kalikasan, were invited to discuss their knowledge on respective topics.
 
There were 45 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairpersons representing each barangay in Isabela City, who attended the first day mini forum. The highlight of the event was the signing of the Tayo Ang Kalikasan covenant which symbolizes the commitment between DENR IX and the SK Federation President of Isabela City and Basilan Youth In Action for Sustainable Future for the implementation of environmental projects and programs.
 
The second day was attended by around 45 members from the senior citizens and PWD sector of Isabela City. Members from the said sector shared their sentiments on relevant environmental issues which affects their locality. A positive discourse between the DENR IX team and senior citizens and PWDs was achieved at the end of the event.
 
DENR IX will continue its commitment in spreading environmental awareness to all its stakeholders through the conduct of information campaigns to generate advocacy and mobilize the citizenry in the protection of our environment and natural resources.
 
Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur - Personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Ramon Magsaysay headed by CENRO Geofrey Zayas retrieved an adult Grass Owl (Tyto capensis) in Barangay Sandal, Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur on March 4, 2022
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The CENRO RM quick response team retrieved the raptor after receiving a report from the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) regarding a voluntary turnover of the owl to the Municipal Mayor’s office of Mahayag by Mr. Emeliano Emfil, a resident of the said municipality.
 
Municipal Mayor Manuel T. Saladaga praised Mr. Emfil for his efforts in saving the wildlife. The mayor also gave his assurance that his office will continue to support positive collaboration with DENR IX in the conservation of the environment and natural resources.
 
The owl is now under the custody of the Regional Wildlife Rescue Center in Baclay, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur for proper care and treatment before it’s release back to its natural habitat.
 
DENR IX urges the public to immediately report any wildlife concerns to the agency for the proper handling, rescue, and retrieval operations. You may call/text our hotline at 0948-147-1250 or send a message to our Facebook page at DENR Zamboanga Peninsula.
 
The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte headed by CENR Officer George E. Laolao in celebration of World Wildlife Day with the theme: “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration" releases two juvenile Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) in Barangay Dohinob, Pres.Manuel A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte on March 3, 2022.
 
The said wildlife came from the custody of the Pawikan Hatchery and Rescue Center (PHRC) in Zamboanga del Norte who cared for them ever since they were hatchlings as they could not be released earlier due to their weak condition. After a few months of proper care in the PHRC, the juvenile turtles are now in good and healthy condition to be released back to their natural habitat.
 
Olive Ridley turtles are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since there has been a significate decrease in its population due to marine pollution and other factors.
 

Women has always played a vital role in our society. Our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and all other women figures have been the nurturer and strength that has molded us and our society to what it is today.

March 8 of every year is dedicated to celebrating the wonderful women all over the globe and has been dubbed International Women’s Day with this year’s theme “Gender Equality Today for Sustainable Tomorrow”. As we celebrate women, we also acknowledge their struggle for equality and gender biases. Along with this, we, as a community should do collective efforts into breaking through these gender stereotypes for a more progressive future.

In support, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX has featured two empowered women in Zamboanga Peninsula that has contributed to positive environmental change in their community. These women continues inspires others in protection, proper management and conservation of our environment and natural resources.

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