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 10 SETS GUIDELINE ON ADOPTION OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PRINCIPLE

To further ensure work environment is free from all forms of discrimination, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) has set its guideline on Adoption of Equal Employment Opportunity Principle following its signing by Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable recently.

Regional Director Adorable said the guideline was prepared to remind all officials and employees that regardless of ranks, everybody is entitled to be protected under existing laws, rules and regulations of the office.

The guideline covers all DENR-10 employees (regular, casual and contract of service or job order); applicants for employment; clients; and the visiting public from all forms of discrimination especially those based on ethnicity, religion, gender identity and orientation, physical disability including pregnancy and senior citizens, political affiliation or other non-merit based factors.

Management practices and decisions, including application and renewal of permits; recruitment and hiring practices; appraisal systems; promotion; career path; recognition and awards; scholarship; training and career development programs are covered under the guideline.

Any employee or applicant who believes he or she has been subject to discrimination or retaliation should immediately report the matter to the DENR Action Center c/o Office of the Regional Director, the Chief, Administrative Division or the President of the employees union or the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Employees Association - 10 (DENREA 10).

The guideline further guarantees that “officials, employees, applicants and the public are protected against retaliation. Retaliation means to do something in response to an action done to oneself or an associate, especially to attack or injure someone as a response to a hurtful action.”

Based on the guideline, sanctions are meted on employees who fail to follow the guideline. For first offense, the employee will be reprimanded if the explanation is unjustified. For second offense, the employee will be suspended from One day to Thirty days and for non-organic personnel the sanction will be non-renewal of Contract of Service and third office is dismissal from government service. #TayoAngKalikasan
RSCIS # 08-222-2018

Photo Releases

TRAINING/WORKSHOP ON LAWIN FOR BUKIDNON UPPER RIVER BASIN UNDER INREMP. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) welcomes the participants of the 2-day training/workshop on Landscape and Wildlife Indicator (LAWIN) for Bukidnon Upper River Basin under Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP). (more...)

BRING ECHO TRAINING. Forester Marilou M. Clarete (standing), Chief of the Conservation and Development Division of DENR 10 welcomes the participants to the Biodiversity Resource Information Network Group (BRING) Echo Training in Cagayan de Oro City on July 31 – August 1, 2018. (more...)

BRING ECHO TRAINING. Municipal Agriculture Officers of municipalities along Panguil Bay in Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Misamis Occidental participate in the Biodiversity Resource Information Network Group (BRING) Echo Training on July 31-August 1, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more..)

HANDOG TITULO PROGRAM. OIC, Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Officer Virgilio N. Batocail (left) in partnership with the local government unit (LGU) of Manolo Fortich led by Mayor Clive D. Quino (2nd from left) award land titles to the beneficiaries of the Handog Titulo Program in Barangay Maluko, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. (more...)

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ROADMAP ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES . Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable represented by Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (right) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) (more...)

Chief, Conservation Development Section Forester Florencio A. Padla (seated, right) of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon answers queries regarding the procedures (more...)

HANDOG TITULO PROGRAM. CENRO-Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon OIC, CENRO Virgilio N. Batocail (left) awards a land title to a recipient of the Handog Titulo Program on September 11, 2018 at the Municipal Hall of Malitbog, Bukidnon. (more...)

HANDOG TITULO PROGRAM. Some 127 farmers are recipient to the Handog Titulo Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). (more...)

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 leads the observance of International Coastal Clean-up Day in Cagayan de Oro City on September 15, 2018. (more...)

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY. Employees of the Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources joins the simultaneous coastal clean-up along the coastal area in Barangay Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City on September 15, 2018. (more...)

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) spearheads a clean-up activity along the coastline of barangay Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City on September 15, 2018. (more...)

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) leads some 204 volunteers from Barangay Lapasan, Philippine National Police, and Lapasan National High School in a clean-up activity along the coastline of Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.(more...)

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