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Cam Norte RafflesiaPENRO CAM NORTE STRENGTHENS INFORMATION CAMPAIGN ON RAFFLESIA MANILLANA. The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Camarines Norte headed by OIC, PENR Officer Marlon C. Francia strengthens its Information and Education Campaign (IEC) about Rafflesia manillana through an interview aired over GMA News recently. PENRO Francia said that the species is an endemic plant found in the Philippines and were seen at Mt. Guinatungan, San Lorenzo Ruiz, Camarines Norte, which blooms during the months of April and May. Further, he explained that the gathering of Rafflesia, or any other plant, especially those which are endemic and extinct, are highly prohibited and the violation may result to imprisonment, payment of corresponding fines, or both. (With report from PENRO Camarines Norte)

Cam Norte Duterte LegacyPENRO CAM NORTE PARTICIPATES IN THE INTENSIFIED DUTERTE LEGACY CARAVAN. The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Camarines Norte headed by OIC, PENR Officer Marlon C. Francia recently participated in the intensified Duterte Legacy Caravan spearheaded by the Camarines Norte Police Provincial Office at Camp Wenceslao Q. Vinzons Sr., Dogongan, Daet, Camarines Norte. The activity aims to harmonize the effective and efficient delivery of programs, projects, and efforts of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration on the delivery of basic services. PENRO Camarines Norte distributed fifty (50) Bitaog seedlings, and Information and Education Campaign (IEC) collaterals and materials about the requirements of Free Patent application. (With report from PENRO Camarines Norte)

Grow Green

DENR V LAUNCHES "GROW GREEN, GROW BEAUTIFUL". Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V, and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V participated in the launching of the "Grow Green, Grow Beautiful" Contest on May 13, 2022 at the DENR V, Regional Center Site, Rawis, Legazpi City. To kick start the launch, a short program was held wherein the landscape plan was presented to all employees and each Division are assigned with designated areas to improve. DENR V OIC, Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Management Services (MS) Grace L. Cariño, Ph.D. in her message emphasized, "We are the primary agency responsible in the management, conservation, and preservation of the environment. We must aim to become the model office here at the Regional Center Site when it comes to eco-friendly and clean office space. We are stepping up our efforts." The DENR V enjoins the public to replicate the same greening efforts and innovate and implement sustainable environmental activities in their own small ways.

Catanduanes Turtles May 202290 GREEN SEA TURTLE HATCHLINGS RESCUED AND RELEASED IN CATANDUANES. The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Catanduanes headed by PENR Officer Imelda D. Baltazar rescued and released some ninety (90) Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings along the shoreline of Magnesia Del Sur, Virac, Catanduanes on May 10, 2022. Through the report of Mr. Alfredo Isidoro, a resident of the barangay, the PENRO Team led by Conservation Development Section (CDS) Chief Editha A. Milan conducted an assessment and accounted ninety (90) Green Sea Turtle hatchlings, which were found to be in good condition and were released in the same barangay. However, the Team was able to identify seven (7) mortality. Green Sea Turtles are categorized as “Endangered Species” based on DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2019-09.  (With report from PENRO Catanduanes)

Catanduanes MOOPENRO CATANDUANES CONDUCTS CEPA ACTIVITY AS PART OF THE 2022 MONTH OF THE OCEAN CELEBRATION. As part of the 2022 Month of the Ocean celebration, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Catanduanes headed by PENR Officer Imelda D. Baltazar conducted a Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Campaign to some residents of Magnesia Del Sur, Virac, Catanduanes during the release of Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings on May 10, 2022. “It is uplifting  to know that because of our continuous Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaigns, the local residents are aware that sea turtle hatchlings must be reported to the nearest DENR Field Office for rescue, tagging release and to monitor the species’ migratory patterns, growth rates, survival, and reproductive output,” PENRO Baltazar said.She lauds the effort of the local community who contributed in the conservation and protection of wildlife species and their habitats to promote ecological balance and enhance biological diversity. (With report from PENRO Catanduanes)