FOREST LAND USE PLANNING COMMITTEES CREATED

FOREST LAND USE PLANNING COMMITTEES CREATED

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V headed by Regional Director Oscar C. Dominguez created a Regional Steering Committee (RSC), a Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) headed by Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Roberto D. Sheen and Regional Forest Land Use Plan (RFLUP) Teams in the Bicol region last February 2018.

The RSC, RTWG and RFLUP Teams were created in consonance with the provisions of Executive Order No. 318 promoting sustainable forest management in the Philippines and Memorandum Circulars Nos. 98-01 or the Manual of Procedures for DENR-DILG-LGU Partnership on Devolved and other Forest Management Functions and 2003-01 which strengthens and institutionalizes the DENR-DILG-LGU partnership on devoted and other Forest Management functions and other related guidelines.

The Forest Land Use Plan 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. Therefore, through the creation of the FLUP Committees, the DENR will be able to ensure that the goals and objectives of FLUP are met.

Capacitation trainings to DENR V employees were recently conducted to enhance their knowledge and skills deemed essential to facilitate the implementation of FLUP. (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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