EARTH HOUR OBSERVANCE IN BICOL SLATED

EARTH HOUR OBSERVANCE IN BICOL SLATED

The Bicol Region will once again take part in the annual global Earth Hour observance on March 24, 2018.

The Environmental Management Bureau V together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Legazpi will spearhead this year's observance in Legazpi City.

Hundreds of participants from various sectors are expected to participate the noble initiative which will jumpstart with a Foot Parade from Freedom Park, Gogon, Legapzi City to Peñaranda Park, Albay at 5:30 in the afternoon. Participants will be singing environmental songs in unison to urge the public to get involved in the noble act.

A short program will then be conducted at the Peñaranda Park where individuals and groups will render songs and dances. The participants are expected to form the word "EARTH" in open space and at exactly 8:30 in the evening, the lights will be turned off in the area for an hour to signify the start of the observance of the Earth Hour.

Earth Hour was started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) in Sydney, Australia. It became a worldwide trend with its impact of reducing carbon emissions.

DENR V urges the public to join the celebration by observing the symbolic lights-off hour on the said date. (JNLoria)

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DENR BICOL PARTICIPATES IN THE 4TH ASIA-PACIFIC CORAL REEF SYMPOSIUM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) technical staff along with hundreds of stakeholders from the different sectors of society participated in the 4th Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium (APCRS) held on June 4 to 8, 2018 at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel in Cebu City.

The 4th APCRS is an international conference dedicated to coral reef conservation. This was facilitated by the DENR in partnership with the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI). First organized by the Asia Pacific Coral Reef Society in 2006, the event became an avenue for scientists, leaders and environmentalists to share their knowledge and expertise on marine and coral reef management and protection.

The theme, “Coral Reefs of the Asia-Pacific: Working Together Amidst Contemporary Challenges,” focused on the latest research studies, technology and innovations in marine biodiversity, coral reef ecology, geology and restoration, ocean processes and citizen science. Speakers included conservation champions from Australia, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia and the United States.

With 2018 dubbed as the International Year of the Reef, the conduct of APCRS proved to be timely.

Former DENR V Regional Director and now Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez said during the pre-conference of APCRS that through “effectively reducing the drivers and pressures on coastal and marine ecosystems, which led to its continuous degradation, the coastal and marine ecosystems’ condition will improve thereby enhancing ecosystem functions and services.”

 

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BICOL HAS NEW DENR CHIEF. Atty. Antonio A. Abawag receives the DENR V flag from Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the Turnover Ceremony on June 1, 2018 at the DENR Regional Office V, Rawis, Legazpi City. 

DENR V DIVERS COLLECT DRUPELLA AT TAGBON REEF, PURO LEGAZPI CITY.

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