CDORBMC EMBARKS ON SEEDLING PRODUCTION TO HELP PREVENT FLOODING

Cagayan de Oro City.  To help prevent flooding in the city, the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) is establishing a nursery at the back of the Archbishop’s Palace here.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 and the CDORBMC formally opened the nursery  as part of the celebration of Earth Day 2017.

The nursery is a brainchild of the chair of CDORBMC, Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma.  He offered the area at the back of the Archbishop’s Palace as the site for raising tree seedlings for distribution to parishes.

During the opening program, Archbishop Ledesma was represented by Ada Estepa of the Ecology Desk of Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.  She said “the earth is crying and there is a challenge for us to be responsible stewards of God’s creation.”

Once fully developed, the nursery is envisioned as a Center of Learning for Environment, wherein organic garden and sustainable agriculture will be practiced. Groups can learn and experience the environment at the CDORBMC Nursery, Estepa added.

For his part, DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot called on the people to do their share in protecting and conserving our natural resources and environment.  He said the DENR 10 will continue to assign personnel to provide technical assistance in the maintenance of the nursery.  The nursery is beside the Cagayan de Oro River.

During the opening of the nursery, personnel of DENR 10 including from the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources of Misamis Oriental potted seedlings of veviter grass.  Seedlings of  lambago, narra, cranberry and other tree seedlings can be found at the nursery. 

A ceremonial cutting of ribbon marked the opening of the CDORBMC Nursery with Regional Director Andot, Ada Estepa, Father Saturnino Lumba of the Social Action Center of Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, Dr. Rosalina Huerbana of Safer River Life Saver Foundation, Inc. and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Myrna Neri of Initao, Misamis Oriental.

The Earth Day activities held on April 21, 2017 include a Laudato Si Symposium with Rev. Msgr. Florencio Salvador, Jr. as resource speaker, Holy Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral and motorcade around the city. The Environmental Management Bureau, Region 10 spearheaded an Alay Lakad while the DENR 10 conducted a Lambago Planting at Sitio Cala-cala, Macasanding, Cagayan de Oro City.

Earth Day is celebrated every April 22 as a way to  honor our planet and to reaffirm environmental commitments.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Environmental Management Bureau, Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Misamis Oriental joined the April 21 activities in Cagayan de Oro City.  Other Provincial/Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices also conducted activities to celebrate Earth Day.        RSCIS # 04-114-2017

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DENR 10 CONDUCTS ANNUAL ASIAN WATERFOWL CENSUS IN NORTHERN MINDANAO

To monitor the number of migratory bird that pass through the coastal and wetland areas in Northern Mindanao, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 conducted the Annual Waterfowl Census (AWC) in the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental.

The conduct of the annual waterfowl census will determine the areas frequently visited by migratory birds, its condition as well as the status of coastal and wetland areas which is affected by land conversion, natural calamities and other human activities.

During the 2017 AWC assessment, a total of 1,988 migratory birds of 31 species were identified in ten wetland areas in northern Mindanao that include Pulangi Wetland (NAPOCOR Dam) in Bukidnon; Alubijid Wetland, El Salvador Wetland, Magsaysay Wetland, Opol Wetland, Pangasihan Wetland all from Misamis Oriental; Bonifacio Wetland, Sinacaban Wetland in Misamis Occidental; and Matampay Bukana Wetland and Mukas Karomatan Wetland in Lanao del Norte.  

For 2018 AWC assessment, according to Donato Bojo, a staff from the Protected Areas Management, Biodiversity Conservation Section, DENR field personnel has yet to finalize their reports and as per initial observation, there are possibilities that a decrease in numbers of migratory birds will be observed this year, he added.

Bojo stressed out that the decrease of migratory bird population will be due to external factors observed during the actual counting to include high water level in some fishponds, other sites were converted to commercial areas and the unpredictable weather conditions due to climate change.  

The annual Waterfowl Census is conducted by the DENR simultaneously with other countries along the Austral-Asian bird migration flyway, to provide information on the global status of wetlands. Wetlands, which include lakes, rivers, marshes, mudflats, mangrove swamps, etc., play a vital role in human existence. (RPAO PR No. 01-05-2018)

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DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) was welcomed by Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Initao personnel headed by CENR Officer Myrna Neri (2nd from right) during his visit to region 10 on November 27. (RPAO PR No. 12-413-2017)

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) speaks with DENR 10 officials and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office personnel of Misamis Oriental during his visit to Northern Mindanao on November 27 in Cagayan de Oro City.

Secretary Cimatu challenged the men and women of DENR 10 to strengthen its partnership and coordination with the Local Government Units in their respective area particularly on ecological solid waste management. (RPAO PR No.12-414-2017)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu points out Air Pollution, Water Pollution and Solid Waste Management as primary focus of DENR 10 during his visit at the Regional Office, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City on November 27, 2017(RPAO PR No. 12-416-2017)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) presides the Turn-over Ceremony of outgoing DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (right) and Incoming DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) during his visit at the Regional Office, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City on November 27, 2017. (RPAO PR No. 12-416-2017)

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (center), (from left to right) NEDA 10 Assistant Regional Director Mae Ester T. Guiamadel representing Regional Director  Leon M. Dacanay, Jr., DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe, (more...)

Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (center) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 hopes to harmonize issues on the ground with the signing of the Joint Operating Manual No. 1, Series of 2018 (more...)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Employees Association (DENREA) provides ₱5,000.00 as financial assistance to 17 DENR employees who were victims of Typhoon Vinta on January 12, 2018. (more...)

ANNUAL ASIAN WATERFOWL CENSUS. Joint DENR 10 regional and field personnel from Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Gingoog City patiently count migratory bird Little Stint (Calidris minuta) species (more...)

ANNUAL ASIAN WATERFOWL CENSUS. A flock of Black-Winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus) was spotted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (more...)

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