Zamboanga del Norte… Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX through its Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) of Siocon, Piñan and Manukan conducts their respective activities in celebration of World Wildlife Day with the theme “Forest and Livelihood: Sustaining People and Planet” on March 3, 2021.
CENRO Siocon conducted a house-to-house Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign in Sitio Otso and Java, Barangay Kilalaban, Biliguan, Zamboanga del Norte.
The CENRO Siocon team was able to relay salient features of the “Wildlife Resource Conservation and Protection Act” or R.A. 9147 and “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000” or R.A 9003 to the indigenous and local communities in the area. Pamphlets and leaflets on the said topic were also distributed.
On the other hand, CENRO Piñan in collaboration with the Local Government (LGU) of Dapitan City, Philippine National Police Maritime and Dapitan City Agricultures Office released two (2) female Green Sea turtles in Dawo Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte. The said turtles were in a hatchery facility for proper care and monitoring prior to its release.
The releasing ceremony was led by CENRO Adelaida Borja and Dapitan Mayor Rosalina G. Jalosjos.
Meanwhile, CENRO Manukan celebrated with 3 environmental activities, which started with a coastal clean-up along the identified marine turtle nesting site at Barangay San Antonio, Manukan, after which a Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaign on Marine Turtle conservation and “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act” or R.A. 9147 and RA 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act was conducted to the residents of the said coastal community.
CENRO Manukan culminated their celebration with the release of 53 rescued Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings along the coastline of Barangay Dohinob, Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte.
These activities are some of the many efforts of the department in spreading public awareness and knowledge on the celebration of world wildlife day.
Personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Guipos in Zamboanga del Sur celebrates the 8th World Wildlife Day thru the conduct of a barangay forum to higlight the importance of Wildlife and the laws that protects and conserve the Philippine flora and Fauna.
This was held in Barangay Danan, Vincenzo Sagun, Zamboanga del Sur on March 03, 2021 and was participated by the barangay local officials, barangay health workers, the Fisherfolks and the organized LGBTQIA+ group
Aside from R.A. 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation Act, Wildlife permitting was also discussed as well as the importance of conserving and protecting the Marine Turtles, as this barangay is very close to Triton Island, the known nesting site in the area. Salient points on R.A. 11038 or the eNIPAS act was also discussed to the audience since Vincenzo Sagun is among the 6 municipalities that comprises the Dumanquillas Bay Protected Seascape and Landscape (DBPLS).
After the series of lectures, “Totong the Kitong”, the mascot of DBPLs, was introduced to the crowd to encourage them to continue to help protect natural resources including the wildlife within the protected area and to always be reminded that a healthy environment relies greatly on mankind’s responsible management. After Totong’s appearance, coastal clean up and scubasurero activities were conducted. A total of 7 sacks of plastic trash and other non-biodegradable materials were collected and were disposed by their barangay solid waste management team.
This years World Wildlife Day theme is “Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet”. The mangrove forest of Vincenzo Sagun is a major source of fingerlings which provides livelihood to fisherfolks in the area. Photo courtesy of CENRO Guipos
Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte… Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX through its Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Liloy together with the Liloy Municipal Police Station conducted a tree growing activity along Liloy-Ipil National Highway in Barangay Comunal, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte on January 31, 2021.
The joint PNP and CENRO team planted around 200 Narra seedlings (Pterocarpus indicus). The activity was also participated by the Mobile Force Command, Barangay Local Government Unit (LGU) of Communal and members from the Alpha Phi Omega Zamboanga del Norte United 3rd District Alumni Association.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Narra (Pterocarpus indicus) is listed as vulnerable since there has been a decrease in its number.
Narra is also the country’s national tree.
The activity is in continuous support of the DENR to the Philippine National Police' (PNP) advocacy in promoting environmental protection and preservation. This also aims to forge a stronger relation between the PNP and DENR.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX conducts a blended face to face and virtual oath-taking ceremony for its newly-appointed and newly-promoted personnel today February 1, 2021 with Regional Executive Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Dante A. Oporto and Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Ronald D. Gadot.
In celebration of the Zero Waste Month with the theme “Bouncing Back from the Pandemic to a Greener and Healthier Environment” the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX through its Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Siocon conducted a series of activities along the Baliguian mountain range on January 29, 2021.
CENRO Siocon conducted three activities, first was the “Pulot Basura” drive. Second was giving away IEC materials on R.A No. 9003 also known as the Ecological Solid Waste of 2000, and third was the installation of signages as a reminder on proper waste management.
All these efforts along with the continuous conduct of Information Education Communication (IEC) campaign, are in the pursuit of the Department to instill awareness on the importance and implementation of proper solid waste management to ensure protection of public health and the environment. Photo courtesy of CENRO Siocon.