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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CIMATU AWARDS SPECIAL PATENT TO PHILIPPINE ARMY IN CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, DONATES CONFISCATED LUMBER TO TWO MILITARY CAMPS IN MINDANAO

Cagayan de Oro City. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu today awarded a Special Patent covering an area of 43,547 square meters of public land to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Army, 4th Infantry Division (4ID) at Camp Evangelista in Barangay Patag here.

The Special Patent was received from Secretary Cimatu by Army Chief Maj. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista which was turned-over to 4ID Commander, Maj. Gen. Ronald C. Villanueva. The DENR 10 headed by Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable facilitated the awarding of the Special Patent which was signed by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Misamis Oriental Aldrich S. Resma and the registration of the title signed by Cipriano Benedicto E. Ratunil of the Register of Deeds.

Cimatu was the guest of honor and speaker during the 48th Founding Anniversary of the 4ID where he once served as Commander prior to his stint as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

A Special Patent is awarded by DENR on public land actually occupied and used for public schools, municipal halls, public plazas or parks and other government instiutions for public use.

The DENR also donated a total of 50,000 board feet of confiscated lumber for the repair and construction of facilities of the 4ID and 103rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Kampo Ranao, Marawi City.

The deeds of donation of confiscated forest products were signed by Secretary Cimatu with Maj. Gen. Villanueva of 4ID and Colonel Generoso Ponio, commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, Kampo Ranao, respectively.

Cimatu said 40,000 board feet of lumber was donated to the 4th Infantry Division and 10,000 board feet was donated to the 103rd Infantry Brigade, Kampo Ranao for their lumber/wood material needs.

It can be recalled that officials of the two military camps requested the DENR for the donation of confiscated forest products.

The DENR, Region 13 (CARAGA) facilitated the donation of their lumber/wood materials composed mostly of Lauan species for the two military camps. (RPAO MR No. 02-20-2018)

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DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from right) awards to Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista (3rd from right) the Special Patent in favor of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Army, 4th Infantry Division (4ID) (more...)

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (seated, 2nd from right) and Maj. General Ronald C. Villanueva (2nd from left), 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Commander sign the documents pertaining the Deed of Donation of 50,000 board feet of confiscated forest products (more...)

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left, standing) expresses gratitude to the 4th Infantry Division for their support and active participation in the Anti-Illegal Logging Campaign during the 48th Founding Anniversary of 4th Infantry Division at Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City on February 1, 2018. (more...)

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from left) inspects the 50,000 board feet of confiscated forest products for donation to two Philippine Army Camps in Mindanao. (more...)

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left), congratulates the men and women of the Philippine National Police headed by Police Chief Superintendent Timoteo Gascon Pacleb (not in photo), Regional Director, Police Regional Office 10 for celebrating its 27th Foundation Day on February 5 at Camp 1Lt Vicente G. Alagar in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

Police Senior Superintendent Tyrone V. Masigon (right), Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 10 and DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) lead the Wreath laying to the monument of 1Lt Vicente G. Alagar during the 27th PNP Foundation Day at the Police Regional Office 10 on February 5, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) receives a Plaque of Appreciation from Police Senior Superintendent Tyrone V. Masigon (left), Deputy Regional Director for Administration, in behalf of Police Chief Superintendent Timoteo Gascon Pacleb, Regional Director, Police Regional Office 10, for his unwavering support extended to the Philippine National Police. (more...)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 OIC, Chief Ranoray Love Noro (center) of the Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section gives a brief background on the wildlife species found at the Regional Wildlife Rescue Center (more...)

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