DENR BICOL CELEBRATES WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY

DENR BICOL CELEBRATES WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY

An information and education campaign (IEC) on migratory birds and Bird Watching were conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) in celebration of the 2018 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) with the theme, “Unifying Our Voices for Bird Conservation,” at the Chico and Naro Island Wildlife Sanctuaries in the province of Masbate on October 17 to 18, 2018.

The activity which aims to raise awareness on the conservation of migratory birds and other fauna species was participated in by the residents near the said protected areas (PAs) and employees from the DENR V Regional Office, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Masbate and the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Mobo.

The observance of WMBD is held every October, which is within the annual migration period of various migratory birds in the Philippines.

Moreover, in a public advisory released by the DENR Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), the public is cautioned on wildlife hunting, which is punishable under Republic Act 9147, otherwise known as the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act” and advised to avoid handling of any wild dead birds which maybe found in the areas around wetlands as these dead birds are susceptible to avian influenza virus (avian flu). (Article by: Jade N. Loria)

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DENR BICOL HEAPS ON EFFORTS FOR THE RAPU-RAPU MINE REHABILITATION

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol headed by OIC-Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Gil A. Aromin heaps on its efforts for the Rapu-Rapu Mine Rehabilitation.

Officer-In-Charge Assistant Secretary for Field Operations/Southern Luzn Reynulfo Juan said in a meeting on February 6, 2019 together with the DENR Bicol Officials that there is a need to discose to the public the status of the mine rehabilitation to demonstrate the ecological balance in the area and the existing management plans being implemented by the Department.

Atty. Arnel P. Rodriguez, Assistant Regional Director for Managment Services, said that it is the law and the program of DENR to rehabilitate the Rau-Rapu mine.

Further, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V Director Guillermo C. Molina Jr., IV said that the Department's mine rehabilitation development plan indicated eco-tourism as the final land use.

"This will ensure alternative skill and sustainable livelihood opportunities for former mine employees and their dependents," Director Molina said. ### (Article by: JMM) 

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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.

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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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