DENR 10 reforests 97,220 hectares under the National Greening Program

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 has rehabilitated 97,220 hectares of forestlands with 79,020,285 seedlings of various tree species under the National Greening Program (NGP) from  2011 to 2016. 

The DENR 10 is still off the list of areas with hotspot on illegal logging with the intensified campaign on forest protection.  It  has mobilized communities and volunteers to help in the forest protection campaign.

With the recent massive flooding in Cagayan de Oro City and other areas of Northern Mindanao, DENR 10 Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan  belied  reports that unabated tree cutting and deforestation is  the cause of the flooding. 

“We can proudly say that we are doing our well to safeguard our environment and we remain steadfast with our commitment to make the communities happy with our work”, Regional Director Tawantawan said.

The headwater of Cagayan de Oro City emanates from  Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park and Mt. Kalatungan Range Natural Park in Bukidnon.  Regional Director Tawantawan disclosed that Bukidnon has very high elevation against Cagayan de Oro City and the slope is very steep.  High volume of water will flow rapidly to the cities (Cagayan de Oro and Iligan) during rainfall.  It is important to have clean and unobstructed waterways, she added.

The DENR 10 continues to manage and protect ten priority protected areas namely; Mt. Kitanglad and Mt. Kalatungan Range Natural Parks in Bukidnon; Mt. Timpoong – Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument in Camiguin; Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape, Mt. Balatukan Range Natural Park and Mimbilisan Protected Landscape in Misamis Oriental;  Mt. Inayawan Natural Park and Bacolod – Kauswagan Protected Landscape and Seascape in Lanao del Norte; and Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park and Baliangao Protected Landscape and Seascape in Misamis Occidental.

The conservation and protection of Cagayan de Oro River Basin is a major concern of the DENR. It has organized the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) on November 10, 2010.  It is one of the active management councils in the country today. 

The Council is a multi-sectoral group of concerned individuals, agencies and institutions who dedicate themselves in protecting, preserving, rehabilitating and managing of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin which has a total land area of 137, 934 hectares.  It has eight tributaries from  municipalities/cities namely Cagayan de Oro City, Libona (Bukidnon), Baungon (Bukidnon), Talakag (Bukidnon)  and Iligan City .  (RSCIS # 01-08-2017)

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DENR 10 CELEBRATES WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

To spearhead the campaign in educating the youth on the importance of wildlife, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) through its Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section (PAMBCS) conducted a symposium on March 2, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The symposium was attended by selected students of Macabalan National High School. The activity is in observance of the World Wildlife Day which 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. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Big cats: predators under threat.”

This year’s celebration focused on big cats – Lions, Tigers, Leopards and Jaguars as well as their smaller cousins such as Cheetahs, Snow Leopards and Pumas, who are facing many different threats, most of which are caused by human activities. According to SeeTheWild Organization, roughly 80 percent of the 40 wild cat species are shrinking and sixteen of them are considered vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered.

In his lecture, Ranoray Love A. Noro, Chief of PAMBCS reiterates that wildlife is important for their roles in preserving the balance of nature in the ecosystem where they belong. He also presented the threats to wildlife which includes illegal trade and habitat destruction.

The students also learned about Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001, an act providing for the conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats. They also had a chance to visit the Regional Rescue Center inside the DENR 10 compound where they encountered real wild animals like the Philippine Hawk Eagle, the Python and the Cobra.

Noro gave emphasis on teaching the youth the importance of conserving and preserving biodiversity, including wildlife, because the youth will be next in line in the stewardship of our mother Earth. Ana Mae Sumalinog (RPAO MR No. 03-57-2018)

Photo Releases

Forester Antonietto C. Añora (left) accepts the Certificate of Recognition for and in behalf of the Holcim Resources and Development Corporation (HRDC) from DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (center) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 Regional Director Rex S. Monsanto (right) during the DENR 10’s Monday Convocation program on April 10 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

Engr. Roel L. Piloton (left) accepts the Certificate of Recognition for and in behalf of the Republic Cement Iligan, Inc. (RCI, Inc.) from DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (center) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 Regional Director Rex S. Monsanto (right) during the DENR 10’s Monday Convocation program on April 10 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) leads the oath taking of nine newly hired and promoted DENR Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office personnel from Camiguin on April 10 at the DENR 10 regional office in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

KICK-OFF ACTIVITY OF WOMEN'S MONTH. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable welcomes the participants to the Kick-Off Activity (more...)

WOMEN’S MONTH. Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (2nd from left) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) awards the Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Simer E. Belacho (4th from left) for being the resource person in a lecture on Sexual and Reproductive Health during the Monday Convocation of DENR 10 on March 19, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

YOUTH CAMP. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) congratulates the youths (left) from Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte and other localities in Cagayan de Oro City for grabbing the chance to participate in the annual Environmental Youth Camp (more...)

MARINE PROTECTED AREA MARKERS. To promote coral reef conservation and as part of the celebration of the International Year of the Reef, the DENR 10 represented by Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (3rd from right) recently distributed Marine Protected Area markers (more...)

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