DENR EDUCATES THE YOUTH ON THE IMPORTANCE OF OCEAN

Cagayan de Oro City. As part of the celebration of the Month of Ocean this May and to further raise awareness on the importance of coastal and marine environment protection, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 conducted a lecture on the Implementation of the Coastal and Marine Ecosystem on May 16, 2017 at the DENR 10 Conference Room, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City.

The lecture was conducted by the Coastal Resources and Foreshore Management Section (CRFMS) and attended by college students coming from the different universities in the City.

In his opening message, DENR 10 Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. stressed the equal capacity of the youth to spark significant change in advancing the campaign for a better environment. He further said that as future leaders, it is important to educate them while they are young and plant the seed of consciousness in their minds while they are vibrant and idealistic.

Students had the chance for an open forum where they asked questions about various issues on coastal and marine environment. Forester Mercedita G. Barbarona, Chief of CRFMS, answered the questions and served as the resource speaker for the lecture.

Early on that day, a Holy Mass presided by Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma was offered at the St. Augustine’s Cathedral. It was followed by a motorcade around the city participated by employees of DENR Region 10.

Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources offices also joined the celebration with various activities which include a launching ceremony of the Cleanest Coastal Community in Oroquieta City, the annual Macajalar Bay Develeopment Alliance’s Pista sa Dagat in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, and Mangrove planting and distribution of Marine Protected Area markers and buoys in Gingoog City.   

This year’s Month of Ocean celebration is anchored on the theme, “People and the Ocean” giving focus on conserving and protecting our marine environment for healthy oceans, abundant resources and happy people. The Month of Ocean is celebrated every May pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 57, series of 1999. Ana Mae Sumalinog (RSCIS No. 05-139-2017)

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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)

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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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