Proteksyon ng kabundukan sa Catanduanes sa taong 2015


Inaasahang lalawak pa ang kabundukang poprotektahan sa lalawigan ng Catanduanes mula sa dati ay 14,167 ektarya ngayon ay 55,351,000 ektarya na sa taong ito. Ito ang ibinunyag kamakailan ni Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales bunsod ng malawakang kampanya ng ahensya na masawata ang illegal na pagtotroso sa  lalawigan.

Nasa Catanduanes ang pinakamalawak na protection forest na umaabot sa 79.62 porsyento ng kabuuang gubat nito na tinatayang nasa 69,510.2672 ektarya. Sa munisipyo ng Caramoran at San Miguel matatagpuan ang mga old growth forest. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit ang islang lalawigan ay tinaguriang last frontier sa larangan ng kapal at lawak ng kagubatan. Kabilang ang lalawigan sa 80 priority Key Biodiversity areas (KBA) mulas sa 228 KBAs sa bansa na tinuloy ng Protected Area Management Enhancement (PAME) ng Pamahalaang

Alemanya dahilang mga buhay ilang dito ay hindi madaling palitan. kabilang sa mga buhay ilang dito ay ang butaan, Philippine dward kingfisher, serpent eaglem woodpeckers, Philippine cockatoo, Philippine deer, cloud rats, wild pigs, Philippine Macaque, fruit bats, flying foxes at mga uri ng ahas at mga palaka.

Sa rehiyon ay may kabuuang 537,038.9224 ektarya ng kagubatan, aabot sa 70.13 porsyento nito ay nililinang sapangangailangan sa kalakal o production forest na may kabuuang 376,0604.0944 ektarya habang 29.84 porsyento naman ang protection forest o 160,434.8281 ektarya.



“Strive for a better 2020,” says OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gill A. Aromin, CESO IV in his message during the 1st Quarter Management Conference (MANCON) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol held at the Hamada Hall, DENR Regional Office V, Rawis, Legazpi City on January 7, 2019.

OIC RED Aromin discussed the Marching Orders of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the New Year’s Call of the Department last January 3, 2020. He emphasized that DENR will be closely providing the necessary technical assistance and will be working with the local government units (LGUs) and other stakeholders to ensure the enforcement of its mandate in consonance with the major thrusts of Secretary Cimatu on clean air, clean water, solid waste management, among others. OIC RED Aromin said that Secretary Cimatu gave his orders to continue the water quality improvement and evaluation nationwide.

In addition, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) was ordered to continue its activities on responsible mining and introduce further ways of extraction and replace open pit mining including the conduct of review on benching plan. More so, protected area and coastal management will be given priority by the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) through the conservation and Development Division (CDD) of the regional offices.

Meanwhile, OIC Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop presented the issues and concerns affecting the Technical Services, particularly the National Greening Program (NGP). He urged all Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs) together with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (CENROs) to work together and come up with mechanisms and strategies to ensure that all other 2020 targets of their respective offices are attained. According to ARD TS Atty. Sopsop, the NGP will continue with the goal of contributing to the present forest covers. He further stressed the need to speed up on the Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) targets of the Office.

Likewise, ARD for Management Services Engr. Eva S. Ocfemia discussed the pressing concerns of the Management Services on procurement, records management, and policy implementation, among others. ARD Ocfemia emphasized the effective delivery of services relative to the Freedom of Information (FOI), Anti Red Tape Act (ARTA) and other rules and regulations will be strictly monitored. She added that health and wellness programs for the employees will be initiated including career development programs.

In closing, OIC RED AROMIN is positive that DENR Bicol will attain its targets for the year with the cooperation and full support of all DENR Bicol personnel.


Photo Releases

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, along with its line bureaus, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V kickstarted the year with the launching of its mascots on January 6, 2020 at the DENR V Gymnasium.

At least 18 endangered Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles, locally known as “Mukoy”, were released to the shores of Barangay Sibago, Donsol, Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Donsol, Sorsogon, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) on January 13, 2020.

Outgoing OIC, PENRO of Sorsogon Ma. Fe P. Reganit turned-over her duties and responsibilities to OIC, PENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio. Consequently, outgoing San Jacinto CENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio turned-over his duties and responsibilities to Supervising Ecosystem Management Specialist (SVEMS) Basil S. Camba.


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