Photo Releases

Baybay, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte – The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Liloy celebrated World Water Day with the theme”Groundwater: Making the Invisible, Visible”.by conducting a clean-up drive at Soliva Creek in Baybay. Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte on March 22, 2022.
 
A total of 25 sacks of solid waste debris or approximately 150 kilograms were collected by 31 personnel from CENRO Liloy, Bureau of Fire, Barangay Officials, and members of Kasangga Peacekeepers.
 
World Water Day is an annual observance that highlights the importance of fresh water and the need to conserve it. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
 
Personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Manukan retrieves one Philippine Grass Owl (Tyto longimembris) and releases 85 Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtle hatchlings in Zamboanga del Norte on March 16, 2022.
 
The successful retrieval of the bird came after CENRO Manukan received a social media report from Mr. Mark Anthony Realista regarding a Grass Owl in their area. CENRO Manukan personnel immediately responded and rescued the wildlife. Upon physical examination, the wildlife was found to be in good condition and was released back to its natural habitat in Cogon Ecotourism Park.
 
Meanwhile, the released turtle hatchlings were part of the translocated marine turtle eggs by CENRO Manukan personnel last January 15, 2022, due to high risk factors in its original nesting site. A total of 85 marine turtle hatchlings successfully hatched and released in the coastal area of Barangay Dohinob, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte.
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX encourages the public to immediately report any wildlife concerns to its nearest field office 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.
 
Three youth organizations of Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte has signified their intention to join the national movement on becoming Tayo Ang Kalikasan (TAK) chapters after attending an environmental forum conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX yesterday March 22.
 
The Siocon Federation of Sangguniang Kabataan, Siocon National High School and Julian Soriano Memorial Comprehensive High School Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) signs the TAK covenant upon the conclusion of the Mini Environmental Forum at the sangguniang bayan session hall, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.
 
Signatories to the TAK Covenant include Siocon SK Federation President Herwina N. Esmali, YES-O Adviser of Julian Soriano Memorial Comprehensive High School Dominique F. Casano and Siocon National High School YES-O President Althea Mae T. Jamandron and was witnessed by CENRO Rey Jalandoni and RYDO Roservirico Tan.
 
The activity was made in celebration of World Water Day and International Day of Forest and spearheaded by the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG), Regional Youth Desk Officer, Siocon Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) headed by CENRO Rey Jalandoni, Siocon MENRO Felizardo Canama, MGB IX and EMB IX.
 
These organizations pledged to implement various environmental activities within their schools and communities as their contribution to helping conserve and protect the environment and natural resources within the locality.
 
Earlier, these youth organizations joined the bamboo culm planting at the river banks of Siocon River together with RSCIG, CENRO Siocon and Bureau of Fire Protection personnel in celebration of World Water Day and International Day of Forest.
 
Tayo ang Kalikasan is envisioned to be a collaborative effort of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and its citizens toward responsible development of our natural resources and to ensure the restoration, rehabilitation, and enhancement of the environment.
 
The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga del Norte celebrated National Women’s Month with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women”, through a mangrove propagule planting and team building activity in Lapyahan, Dapitan City on March 17, 2022.
 
About 100 propagules of Piapi (Avicennia marina) were planted by 44 personnel. Aside from the propagule planting, PENRO Zamboanga del Norte team also prepared activities such as trivia games and sack race for the personnel.
 
In a message given by PENR Officer Cidur S. Julsadjiri, he magnified the advantage of Gender and Development (GAD) programs of the government as a great platform in empowering women of today and having their voices heard as a call for action.
 
DENR IX continues its support to pursue the common vision of inspiring and empowering women to be agents of change and to promote gender equality.
 
A juvenile female Hawskbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) was turned-over yesterday March 17, 2022 to the Biodiversity Conservation Unit of the Community of Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Zamboanga City by Cawit Barangay Chairman Hon. Serbellio T. Molina.
 
The marine turtle was found by a child named Nelson Azuelo, 9 years old and a resident of Zone II Barangay Cawit, Zamboanga City floating at the coastline area of the said barangay.
 
The incident was reported to the Barangay Chairman who responded immediately and rescued the marine turtle.
 
Upon inspection by the Biodiversity Quick Response Team, the marine turtle was healthy with scars on left eye. It is still under observation and awaiting the final assessment of a local veterinarian.
 
For the meantime, the Hawskbill turtle was placed in the care of the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) Hatchery and Wet Laboratory prior to its release back to the sea.
 
The Hawksbill turtle is a marine turtle species found in the Philippines. It is classified as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List with its population declining by 80% over the past 10 years.
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX encourages the public to immediately report any wildlife concerns to its nearest field office 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.