Photo Releases

WWD1 March 2020

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol spearheaded the celebration of this year’s World Wildlife Day (WWD) with the theme, “Sustaining all life on Earth”. The celebration kickstarted with a tree-planting activity and release of eight (8) Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) at the Energy Development Corporation Bacon-Manito (EDC BACMAN), Sorsogon. A Quiz Bee Competition and Treasure Hunting participated in by some eight (8) high schools in Albay was held at the Albay Parks and Wildlife at Bogtong, Legazpi City. DENR V OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin expressed his gratitude to all who participated and contributed to the success of the celebration of the World Wildlife Day 2020. The WWD was also celebrated by the Field Offices of the DENR. Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Guinobatan in Albay, Iriga and Sipocot in Camarines Sur and CENRO Mobo and San Jacinto in Masbate. The field offices conducted a Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Campaign in various schools. Moreover, various animals were also released back to the wild during the WWD. An Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtle and a Coleto (Sarcops calvus) was released by the CENRO San Jacinto.

Pamplona Feb 2020

Students and faculty of the Pamplona National High School posed with the DENR, EMB and MGB V official mascots, Greeny, Veron and Mina Minera during the Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaign organized by the DENR V and its line bureaus on February 19, 2020. The CEPA is an advocacy campaign, which seeks to educate the public and private stakeholders on the mandates, thrusts, and priority programs of the DENR and its line bureaus. With the conduct of CEPA, the DENR and its line bureaus are hopeful that there will be an increased support from the communities, which will help amplify public opinion, behavior and action towards environmental protection and conservation.

Perched Songbird Feb 2020

The Tawny Grassbird (Cinclorampus timoriensis) is one of the large songbirds which is often seen at the Cabusao Wetlands Critical Habitat in Cabusao, Camarines Sur. Its name means, an orange-brown or yellowish-brown color, Tawny Grassbirds emit loud, grumpy chirps. These birds can be found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia and the Philippines.  Moreover, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V has intensified its protection and conservation efforts to save these wildlife and other species. (Photo credits: Cyrus Job Dela Cruz)

Deped Virac Feb 2020

OIC, PENR Officer of Catanduanes Engr. Jerry S. Arena (right) with Technical Services Division Chief Forester Ferdinand L. Baltazar (left) donated 100 pieces of Mahogany lumbers with a total volume of 513 board feet to the Department of Education (DepEd) Division Office of Virac, Catanduanes on January 27, 2020 at the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Catanduanes, Virac, Catanduanes. The lumbers were from previous apprehensions and fallen trees due to typhoons. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) prioritizes the donation of lumbers to public schools and offices for the fabrication of school desks and chairs.

WWD San Andres Feb 2020

Municipal Mayor of San Andres, Catanduanes Hon. Peter C. Cua helped in planting bamboo propagules along the Cabcab River in San Andres, Catanduanes during the World Wetlands Day (WWD) celebration on February 4, 2020. He is assisted by OIC, PENR Officer Jerry R. Arena (extreme right) and other employees of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Catanduanes. Bamboo plants are known to protect steep slopes and prevent soil erosion. Moreover, a simultaneous clean-up was also done at Cabcab River and a Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) activity was likewise conducted at San Andres Vocational School (SAVS). The WWD celebration aimed to highlight the important role played by wetlands being the habitat of various wildlife species and more importantly as natural solutions, in adapting to, and mitigating the impact of climate change.