CENRO KABASALAN PERSONNEL MONITORS THREATENED BIRD SPECIES
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX through its Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), headed by PAMBCU Focal, For. Mary Joy V. Ellima of Conservation and Development Section, together with the personnel of Conservation and Development Section-PAMBCU and representative from DENR-IX, PENRO Sibugay conducted the monitoring of threatened species of Hornbill identified as Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill (Penelopedes affinis) last October 5-6, 2022 at Barangay Tipan, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay. A total of six (6) Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill was observed within the Naga-Kabasalan Protected Landscape.
On October 5, 2022, at around 5:55 o’clock in the morning, having a foggy weather condition the Team arrived in the location site at Sitio Goling, Barangay Tipan, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay. Afterwards, the Team prepared themselves and started the monitoring by conducting the ‘look and see” method with the use of the equipment of spotting scope, binoculars, GPS and cameras. About a few minutes of observation, the team heard the great Hornbill in the adjacent area. At exactly 6:45 AM, the team was able to witness a Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill.
Considering that the area is within the Naga-Kabasalan Protected Landscape, the team recommends to the PAMB for the installation of signages and construction of monitoring station in the identified site pertaining in the protection and conservation of this species.
Hornbills play an important role in the forest ecosystem. They are effective seed dispersers that greatly helps in forest regeneration and ecological balance of our ecosystem.
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