Proteksyon ng kabundukan sa Catanduanes sa taong 2015

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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.

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GREEN SEA TURTLE RELEASED IN VIRAC, CATANDUANES

A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), locally known as Pawikan, was released by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Catanduanes together with the Provincial Government of Catanduanes to the shores of Barangay Capilihan, Virac, Catanduanes on August 5, 2019.

The Pawikan which measured approximately 51 centimeters (cm.) long and 47 cm. wide was found in Barangay Antipolo, Bagamanoc by Richard Cabrera, a fisherman in the said barangay, and turned-over to the office for its inspection and release.

Moreover, this is the ninth recorded release of marine turtle this year in the province of Catanduanes.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V continuously calls on the public to report such incidents and turnover any wildlife to proper authorities for proper handling and release them to their natural habitat. Continuous information, education and communication (IEC) campaign is being undertaken by the DENR, which have caused increasing numbers of public turn overs to the office.*JNLoria###

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