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

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DENR-PENRO Bukidnon awards Outstanding Urban Barangays on Plastic Waste Management

Barangay 1, Malaybalay City emerged as champion with Barangay Mabag-o, Valencia City as 1st runner-up and Barangay Mibantang, Quezon as 2nd runner-up in the recently concluded Search for Outstanding Urban Barangay on Plastic Waste Management sponsored by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Bukidnon.

The winners received a Plaque of Recognition and the champion received a cash prize of P10,000 and the 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up received P3,000 each.

In his report to DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable, Bukidnon OIC, PENR Officer Virgilino P. Alima said the contest was conducted to address environmental issues on Solid Waste Management.

He further said the winners exemplify the best barangay in recycling, segregation and composting which are in line with the compliance of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. The contest was conducted as part of the Environment Month celebration in June 2018.

The criteria for judging include segregation at source – 25 points, segregated collection – 20 points, materials recovery facility – 33 points and barangay committee for Ecological Solid Waste Management – 22 points.

Meanwhile, the PENR Office of Bukidnon also honored three individuals who sacrificed their lives in protecting and conserving the environment. Posthumous award was given to the bereaved families considered as Bukidnon Environmental Heroes. The posthumous awardees were Alex Banilar and Wilfredo Batico, who died during the fire suppression at the Bukidnon Provincial Tree Park on April 6, 2018 and Villamor Sihagan, a Kitanglad Guard Volunteer who died during the conduct of patrolling and monitoring activity at Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park. Their respective families received the award during the culmination program of the Environment Month celebration in Malaybalay City recently.

The celebration of Environment Month is mandated through Presidential Proclamation 237 which focuses public attention to the protection and conservation of the country’s natural resources. This year’s theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution.” (Arhleen Arat) #TayoAngKalikasan

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ENVIRONMENT MONTH CULMINATING PROGRAM. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 Director Arleigh J. Adorable encourages everyone to be catalysts for change in combating plastic pollution during the Environment Month Celebration Culminating Program on July 2, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

ON-THE-SPOT POSTER MAKING CONTEST. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) together with (L-R) Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor Jr. OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Felix S. Mirasol, Jr. and Chief, Legal Division Lawyer Florenda Lamason-Yap (more...)

PHOTO POSTER CONTEST. The Photo Poster Contest showcases the DENR 10 Programs and Projects as part of the Environment Month Celebration on June 28, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

DENR 10 FITNESS CENTER. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (2nd from right) leads the cutting of ribbon of the new DENR 10 Fitness Center beside the Department’s multi-purpose covered court. The Fitness Center will serve as physical fitness area for DENR employees. (more...)

TRAINING ON ENR MANAGEMENT AND ENR LAW ENFORCEMENT. DENR 10 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (standing) inspires personnel assigned in checkpoints to better serve the public by equipping themselves with updated knowledge and enhanced skills. (more...)

TREE GROWING ACTIVITY. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-10) conducts a tree growing activity at Mapawa Nature Park, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro on June 23, 2018. (more...)

TREE GROWING ACTIVITY. The participants from Teach for the Philippines, Oro Youth Development Council, DENR-10 and Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS) get three to five seedlings of Acacia Mangium (more...)

GREEN FILM FESTIVAL. Junior students from Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School and Xavier University High School and On-the-Job Trainees from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-10) and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-10) participate in the Green Film Festival at SM Uptown, Cinema 1, Cagayan de Oro City on June 19, 2018. (more...)

COASTAL CLEAN-UP. DENR 10 personnel conduct Coastal clean-up during the Mangrove planting activity on June 27, 2018 at Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

LARONG PINOY. DENR 10, Environmental Management Bureau 10 and Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 personnel participate in the Larong Pinoy as part of the Environment Month Celebration on June 5, 2018 in the DENR 10 Covered Court, Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

MANGROVE PLANTING. A total of 950 Mangrove propagules were planted by DENR 10 personnel during the Mangrove planting activity on June 27, 2018 at Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

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