CENRO IRIGA CELEBRATES WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2019

CENRO IRIGA CELEBRATES WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2019

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Iriga in Camarines Sur joined the world wide celebration of the World Wetlands Day on February 1, 2019 at Barangay San Ramon, Buhi, Camarines Sur.

World Wetlands Day marks the date of the Adoption of the Convention on Wetland in Ramsar City in Iran on February 2, 1971. The Philippine government adopted its local celebration in 1995 under Presidential Decree No. 74, “Declaring February 2 of every year as National Wetlands Day”.

“This event primarily aims to raise the awareness about the value of wetlands to humanity and the planet,” said DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV during the celebration of the WWD at San Ramon Elementary, Buhi, Camarines Sur.

A clean-up drive at Lakelet Manapao located in Buhi, Camarines Sur was spearheaded by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Iriga headed by CENR Officer Nestor Franz A. Fortuno. The clean-up drive was participated in by the CENRO Iriga Staff together with the Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) in the barangay together with the members of the community.

Likewise, a lecture and film showing to the elementary students of San Ramon Elementary School in Buhi, Camarines Sur was conducted by the Conservation and Development Division of the DENR Regional Office.

CENRO Fortuno in his message thanked the community especially the local council and the members of the IPs in the area. “The DENR cannot do it on our own, we need your support. We need your help.” Addressing the whole community he said, “Let us help these little children have a better and brighter future through a clean environment.”

With the theme, “Wetlands and climate change”, the celebration of the World Wetlands Day is aimed at highlighting the important role played by wetlands, as natural solutions, in adapting to, and mitigating the impact of climate change.

Meanwhile, various activities were also conducted in celebration of the World Wetlands Day in the different field offices of DENR in Bicol.### (Article by: AMLL)

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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.

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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