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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IDPs CLAIM LAND STAKES IN MAA

Nineteen barangay chairmen along with 6,543 internally displaced persons from the Most Affected Area (MAA) of Marawi City manifested their will to secure their war-torn properties through the Social Cartography activity spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR-10).

The alliance of BLGUs, Armed Forces of the Philippines, DENR and the acceptance of GIS-based land survey accelerated its completion, ahead of its March 31, 2019 deadline.

Also known as Kambisita, Social Cartography, is designed to gather data on land ownership inside the MAA. Claims of ownership on structures are also recorded.

As provided in Memorandum Circular No. 2017-003 by the Land Management Bureau, Kambisita adopts the drone-generated maps in identification of properties. The strategy not only expedites the process but also reduces human exposure to unstable structures inside the MAA.

Ground-truthing reveals a minute difference of only 0.10 millimeters between drone-generated map and actual survey.

Kambisita is one of the activities of Task Force Bangon Marawi lodged under DENR. (PSMadridano/PMD-DENR10). #TayoAngKalikasan

Photo Releases

SECRETARY CIMATU’S VISIT IN MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL. DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu leads the cutting of ribbon and unveiling of marker of the newly constructed CENRO-Oroquieta City Conference building (more...)

SECRETARY CIMATU’S VISIT IN MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL. DENR 10 Regional Executive Director Arleigh J. Adorable (standing) welcomes DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (seated, right) to inaugurate the newly renovated (more...)

BITAN-AG CREEK CLEAN-UP IN CDO. Volunteers loaded the garbage into the mini dump truck and ten-wheeler dump truck after collecting an estimated 25 cubic meter of combined of trash to include (more...)

BITAN-AG CREEK CLEAN-UP IN CDO. More or less 200 volunteers from the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police, Xavier University and Barangay Lapasan Officials and residents join the clean-up drive at Bitan-ag creek in Lapasan in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM AT CAMAMAN-AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Camaman-an Elementary School students recite the Pledge of Commitment for Tayo Ang Kalikasan Campaign (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM AT CAMAMAN-AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. DENR 10 personnel join with students and teachers after the conduct of the Environmental Symposium on February 27, 2019 at Camaman-an Elementary School, Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

KICK-OFF WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION. DENR Assistant Secretary for Field Operations – Western Mindanao Jim O. Sampulna graces DENR 10 Kick-off activity for Women’s Month celebration on March 1, 2019 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

KICK-OFF WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION. DENR10 Regional Executive Director Arleigh J. Adorable acknowledges the significant role of women in the Department during the Kick-off activity for Women’s Month celebration on March 1, 2019 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

KICK-OFF WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION. Personnel of DENR 10 and other government agencies join the “Hataw Activity” during the Kick-Off of Women’s Month Celebration on March 1, 2019 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM. Students from Kauswagan National High School  recite the Pledge of Commitment for Tayo Ang Kalikasan Campaign during the Environmental Symposium on March 13, 2019 at Kauswagan National High School, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM. DENR 10 personnel distribute Information, Education and Communication materials to students of Bayabas National High School and Kauswagan National High School during the Environmental Symposium on March 13, 2019 in Cagayan de Oro City. #TayoAngKalikasan RSCIS No. 03-081-2019)

ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM. Students from Macabalan Elementary School recite the Pledge of Commitment for Tayo Ang Kalikasan Campaign during the Environmental Symposium on March 19, 2019 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

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