To spearhead the campaign in educating the youth on the importance of wildlife, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) through its Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section (PAMBCS) conducted a symposium on March 2, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The symposium was attended by selected students of Macabalan National High School. The activity is in observance of the World Wildlife Day which is celebrated globally every March 3, the day when the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in 1973. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Big cats: predators under threat.”

This year’s celebration focused on big cats – Lions, Tigers, Leopards and Jaguars as well as their smaller cousins such as Cheetahs, Snow Leopards and Pumas, who are facing many different threats, most of which are caused by human activities. According to SeeTheWild Organization, roughly 80 percent of the 40 wild cat species are shrinking and sixteen of them are considered vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered.

In his lecture, Ranoray Love A. Noro, Chief of PAMBCS reiterates that wildlife is important for their roles in preserving the balance of nature in the ecosystem where they belong. He also presented the threats to wildlife which includes illegal trade and habitat destruction.

The students also learned about Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001, an act providing for the conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats. They also had a chance to visit the Regional Rescue Center inside the DENR 10 compound where they encountered real wild animals like the Philippine Hawk Eagle, the Python and the Cobra.

Noro gave emphasis on teaching the youth the importance of conserving and preserving biodiversity, including wildlife, because the youth will be next in line in the stewardship of our mother Earth. Ana Mae Sumalinog (RPAO MR No. 03-57-2018)



For violating the provisions of Section 77 of Presidential Decree 705 or the Forestry Code of the Philippines, as amended by EO 277 and renumbered by Republic Act 7161, personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) with elements from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) apprehended a total of 133,766.83 board feet of lumber, 309 cubic meters of logs/log bolts and 62 tools/equipment with an estimated value of P2,227,777 during its April 26 and 27 operation in the region.

In his report to Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable said that the apprehended forest products/timber have an estimated value of P1,258,777 and the 62 tools/equipment has an estimated value of P969,000 during the inspection of 31 wood processing plants in the municipalities of Villanueva and Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. He said documentations are on-going for the filing of cases for violators of forestry laws, rules and regulations.

It was gathered that the anti-illegal logging campaign is an offshoot of DENR Caraga ground operation. DENR Executive Director for Anti-Illegal Logging and Anti-illegal Mining Task Force Maj. Gen. Mario F. Chan (Ret) with Col. Jett Duque, Ground Commander for Mindanao Operation, and lawyer Danilo U. Uykieng, Assistant Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau provided the over-all directions of the two-day operation.

The DENR 10 activated an Operation Center headed by Director Adorable and organized five Special Task Action Groups (STAGs) composed of DENR personnel from the regional office and the province of Bukidnon with Misamis Oriental. Of the 31 wood processing plants inspected, the STAGS apprehended four operating without permit or expired permit and five with existing permit, Director Adorable added.

The apprehended forest products/timber were turned-over to the Provincial Police Office of Misamis Oriental for custody, while the apprehended tools/equipment were under the custody of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer of CENRO Initao. The 62 implements apprehended include 21 bandsaws, 8 electric motor, 2 grinder machines, 1 cutter machine, 14 saw blades, 1 rotary lathe, 2 circular saws and 13 flywheels.

Director Adorable is thankful to the PNP and the AFP for continuously extending their assistance to the DENR 10.

Operations against illegal mining in the region is being undertaken by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Region 10 with the local government units, AFP and PNP. (With report from the Enforcement Division, DENR 10) # 05-134-2018

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