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 APPREHENDS WILDLIFE SPECIES IN MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 –Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), Ozamiz City apprehended one Yellow-Crested Cockatoo and male and female Silver Pheasants at Ozamiz City Port Area on August 22, 2017.

Two suspicious individuals carried the wildlife species in the port area placed inside the two-cage boxes and were later abandoned after the Philippine Coast Guard-Ozamiz City halted them for inspection. The Philippine Coast Guard officers confiscated the items and turned-over to CENRO Ozamiz City for appropriate action. 

The Yellow-Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) (upper photo) is a large white parrot with a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. On the other hand, the Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera) species are often found in forests, mainly in mountains. Male Silver Pheasant (below photo, left) is adorned with white, long, patterned tail and black dropping crest on its crown while the female Silver Pheasant (below photo, right) is olive brown with black-tipped crest. Both wildlife species are exotic and categorized as critically endangered and least concern species, respectively.

Pursuant to Republic Act 9147 or the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act”, the seized wildlife species under the category of endangered and critically-endangered species without corresponding authorization documents in the act of trade, transport and possession should be confiscated by the government.

The said wildlife species were turned-over by CENRO Ozamiz City to DENR 10- Wildlife Rescue Center for custody on August 23, 2017. RSCIS No. 09-283-2017

Photo Releases

DENR 10 RETIREES GET TOGETHER. DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot represented by OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Belen O. Daba (9th from right) with lawyer Florenda Lamason – Yap (8th from right) (more...)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (inset photo) encourages the Wood Processing Plant Permit (WPPP) holders/operators in Region 10 (more...)

IEC ON WATER USE REGULATION. To educate key stakeholders in the processing of Water Permit Application and Water Use Regulation, municipal planning and development officers from the Local Government Units of Region 10 (more...)

PEOPLE'S DAY. CENRO- Don Carlos personnel joins with the local community of Barangay Maican, Damulog, Bukidnon headed by Barangay Chairperson Mary Jean Ruiz, barangay Officials, Maican Elementary School teachers headed by Principal Marilou Bacus (more...)

LEARNING EVENT ON NEWS WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO PRODUCTION. Information Officers from the Regional, Provincial and Community Offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 learn the basic of Video Production during the Learning Event on Newswriting, Photography and Video Production in Cagayan de Oro City on July 26-28, 2017.  

IEC SCHOOL VISIT. A total of 56 senior high school students of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School attended the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) - School Visit on June 20, 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City (more...)

MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2017. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (standing) encourages the participants of the Regional Management Conference (more...)

MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2017. DENR 10 OIC, Assistant Regional Director Belen O. Daba (standing) shares insights during the Regional Management Conference (more...)

CLEAN-UP ACTIVITY. Equipped with rakes, sacks, dustpans and broomsticks, employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 and Environmental Management Bureau Region 10 come together for the clean-up/ adopt an estero activity held at the drainage canal fronting DENR Regional Office on June 24, 2017. (more...)

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