DENR BICOL ATTENDS ToT8 ON THE APPLICATION OF THE WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT MANUAL OF OPERATIONS

DENR BICOL ATTENDS ToT8 ON THE APPLICATION OF THE WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT MANUAL OF OPERATIONS

Delegates from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) including the Bicol Region together with other national government agencies (NGAs), Local Government Unit of Cebu and the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) attended the 8th Training of Trainers (ToT8) on the Application of the Wildlife Law Enforcement Manual of Operations in Cebu City on September 23 to 29, 2018.

ToT8 was organized by DENR through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) in partnership with USAID-Protect Wildlife Project and aimed to enhance the capacity of DENR personnel and other stakeholders in the enforcement of Republic Act 9147 otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act and relevant policies.

Some of the topics discussed include statistics on biodiversity, importance of Philippine wildlife, presentation of wildlife cases, physical and legal state of the wildlife environment from the perspective of the participants, the factors that brought about the present state and the common vision on where the physical and legal state of the wildlife environment should be, Wildlife Act, National Integrated Protected Areas System Act, Forestry Code among others.

A field training exercise was also conducted for the participants to apply their learnings.

With the conduct of ToT8, a pool of knowledgeable and skilled manpower in the government is expected to assist in curbing wildlife crimes in the country. (Article by: Jade N. Loria)

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DENR BICOL SETS REGIONAL BIODIVERSITY CHALLENGE SEASON 7

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V headed by Officer-In-Charge (OIC), Regional Executive Director (RED) Gil A. Aromin has officially opened to the public the registration to the 7th Regional Biodiversity Challenge.

The Biodiversity Challenge or fondly called “Biodive” is a timed-race wherein physical and mental challenges are given to participating teams in the scenic spots of the Bicol Region. It is conducted every June as part of the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month.

This year the Biodive Challenge is set in Legazpi City on June 26, 2019. As per requirement in the guidelines of the race, a team must be formed composed strictly of two males and one female aging 18 to 50 years old and are certified to be physically fit.

Winners will take home cash prizes such as Php 30,000.00 for the first runner-up, Php 20,000.00 for the second runner-up and Php 10,000.00 for the third runner-up and certificates of recognition.

The DENR V enjoins the public to participate in physical activities to enhance health and wellness while promoting sustainable ecotourism and conservation of the planet. (Article by: JNLoria)###

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DENR Bicol Hastens Government Procurement Process

DENR BICOL HAS A NEW GUARD. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol has a new guard in the person of Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV. By virtue of Special Order 2019-07 dated January 7, 2019, Atty. Aromin will lead DENR Bicol replacing Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag, CESO IV who will also serve as RED of DENR Region 2.

DENR BICOL CONDUCTS YOUTH FORUM IN CAMARINES NORTE

DENR BICOL SPEARHEADS INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP 2018

Masbate Kids Celebrate WMBD. (Photo by: Cyrus Job Dela Cruz)

Sunset as seen near the Naro Island Wildlife Sanctuary (NIWS), a Protected Area (PA) located at the southern part of Masbate Province. (Photo by: Cyrus Job Dela Cruz)

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