FOREST LAND USE PLANNING HELD

FOREST LAND USE PLANNING HELD

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V through the Surveys and Mapping Division (SMD) and the Land Evaluation Survey Section (LESS) conducted a training workshop on Forest Land Use Planning (FLUP) on April 11 to 13, 2018 in Legazpi City.

The workshop was participated in by Foresters, Forest Technicians, Land Management Officers and Inspectors from the DENR Field Offices regionwide.

The workshop aimed to capacitate the employees in the creation of FLUP Technical Working Groups (TWGs) per province. The TWG plays an indispensable role in the formulation of FLUP through the promotion of public-private sector investment in Bicol Region regarding forestry. According to Anro O. Orlanes, Chief of LESS, the DENR V has already created a FLUP TWG in the Regional Office.

The FLUP is crucial in identifying appropriate zones in forestlands while incorporating climate change adaptation, disaster risk mitigation and poverty alleviation approaches without altering the needs of the future generation.

Topics discussed during the three-day workshop were the legal basis of FLUP, engaging local government units (LGUs), process and related concepts, social preparation, profiling and mapping, situational analysis, preliminary allocation and watershed prioritization and action planning.

DENR V Regional Director Oscar C. Dominguez emphasized the need to strengthen the partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully implement the FLUP and other DENR programs and projects. He also stressed that the lack of manpower in the agency has developed the versatility of employees in coping with their additional duties and responsibilities. (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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