DENR BICOL, ALBAY PROVINCE CELEBRATES WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

DENR BICOL, ALBAY PROVINCE CELEBRATES WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

To spearhead the campaign in educating the youth on the importance of world wildlife, the Department of Environment of Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol with the Provincial Government of Albay celebrated the 2019 World Wildlife Day on March 3, 2019 at the Albay Parks and Wildlife, Legazpi City.

The celebration was participated in by the youth coming from different municipalities and cities in the province of Albay. World Wildlife Day is celebrated globally every March 3, the day when the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in 1973.

With the theme, “Life Below Water for People and Planet”, WWD 2019 focuses on marine species, highlighting the critical issues and values of marine wildlife to our everyday lives. The activity also aims to highlight the opportunity to celebrate various successful initiatives to conserve and sustainably manage these species, and to gear up support for future endeavors.

In her talk during the Symposium, Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez emphasized the role of the youth in the conservation and protection of our natural resources. “You are the all catalysts of change, your actions no matter how small they are can bring a huge impact to our environment,” said Director Rodriguez.

The celebration of the WWD 2019 was marked by a series of events and activities. As part of the activities, the DENR headed by Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV and the Provincial Government of Albay through the leadership of Governor Al Francis C. Bichara conducted the following activities: Poster and Slogan Making, Essay Writing, Mobile Photography and Quiz Bee. All these activities are aimed at raising the awareness of the youth on the importance of life below water and highlight what they can contribute in the protection and conservation of our ecosystem.

Meanwhile, RED Aromin in his message said, “This day is an eye opener for all of us to develop our sense of connection to help reduce the threat to our marine species. Stop using plastic.” RED Aromin added that the youth plays a great role in the preservation of Mother Nature for they are the ones who will inherit the gains of a healthy environment.###

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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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