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-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

Photo Releases

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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