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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.
 
Personnel from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga Sibugay and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Imelda retrieves a Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus) at Purok Sun Flower, Guinoman, Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay Province.
 
Mrs. Wendelyn S. Bation, a resident of the said Barangay, turned over the Reticulated Python to DENR IX personnel.
 
Initial assessment of DENR personnel reveals that the snake has a small wound on its upper lip and weighs 12.892 kilograms with a length of 2.58 meters.
 
The snake is temporarily kept in the Wildlife Holding Facility of PENRO Sibugay for further assessment and recovery.
 
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) categorized Reticulated Python as Least Concern but must be protected as it provides natural pest control service that keeps our delicate ecosystem balance.
DENR IX reminds the public that harming and/or keeping wildlife species without a permit is a violation of Republic Act 9147 otherwise known as the Wildlife Resource Conservation and Protection Act.
 
Zamboanga del Norte … the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Liloy Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Unit (PAMBCU) personnel celebrated World Migratory Bird’s Day 2021 with the theme “Sing, Fly, Soar -Like a Bird” by monitoring the Philippine Ducks (Anas luzonica) at Kalawit Lake, Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte on October 9, 2021.
 
The Philippine duck is rated vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. The species has experienced steep population decreases since the 1970s mainly due to hunting and habitat loss.
The World Migratory Bird Day is an annual global campaign dedicated to raising awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX expresses the vital roles of birds to the ecosystem and encourages everyone to help in its protection and conservation.
 
The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga del Sur received a plaque of appreciation from the Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Sur for serving as the evaluation team in the Establishment of Municipal Mini-Forest Year-2 last October 1, 2021 at the Office of the PENR Officer, PENRO ZDS, Pagadian City.
 
The plaque was presented by Mr. Roseller Andrades and duly received by PENRO Diomides M. Pablo, together with Chief, MSD Julius James M. Vela and Forest Ranger Edilberto C. Obenza, Jr.
 
The establishment of the Municipal Mini-Forest is in compliance with Provincial Ordinance No. 017, s. 2019 and requires the provision and propagation of endemic tree species and the management and development of nurseries at the project site.
 
DENR IX continually supports programs and projects dedicated to the protection and conservation of the environment.
 
Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Guipos receives plaque of appreciation from Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Government for serving as the evaluation team in the Municipal Mini-Forest Establishment Year-2, Provision and Propagation of Endemic Tree Species, Management and Development of Nurseries at the Project Site.
 
The plaque of appreciation was presented by Mr. Roseller Andrades and received by CENR Officer Jose Mario E. Reyes along with Deputy CENRO Pacifico D. Cabrido, Jr. at CENRO Guipos, Katipunan, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur on October 1, 2021.
 
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX assures its full commitment to any environmental project and program the LGUs has planned for the region.