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-PENRO LANAO DEL NORTE CONDUCTS YES-O TECHNICAL VISIT AND IEC SCHOOL CARAVAN

To strengthen the promotion of environmental awareness and advocacy support to the youth, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Lanao del Norte conducted a Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) Technical Visit and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) School Caravan on November 21, 2018 in Lanao del Norte National Comprehensive High School, Baroy and Geronima Cabrera National High School, Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte, respectively.

In behalf of DENR 10 Regional Executive Director Arleigh J. Adorable, Chief, Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Section Lina D. Calvez shared the importance and the role of youth in protecting and conserving the environment. She also thanked the students and teachers who supported the activity.

A total of 200 students, teachers, and DENR personnel attended the activity. Students are members of the YES-O, Supreme Student Council, Barkada Kontra sa Droga and other school organizations/clubs.

The activity was in celebration of National Environmental Awareness Month, National Clean Air Month and National Climate Change Consciousness Week (November 19-25) with a theme, “Greening the Future: 10 Years of Enhancing Education for a Healthier Environment and Safer Climate.”

The topics discussed during the activity include Solid Waste Management, Climate Change, Tayo ang Kalikasan and other environment-related programs and projects. Mr. Arvin Antonio of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Office of Lanao del Norte discussed about Disaster Preparedness.

An open forum and Trivia portion were conducted to discuss the environmental issues and concerns of the students. The Office also distributed IEC materials to the schools.  #TayoAngKalikasan RSCIS No. 12-322-2018

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YES-O TECHNICAL VISIT AND IEC SCHOOL CARAVAN. DENR Regional and provincial personnel and DENR Youth Desk Officers join with students from the Lanao del Norte National Comprehensive High School after the conduct of YES-O Technical Visit and IEC School Caravan on November 21, 2018 in Baroy, Lanao del Norte. (more...)

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