NAUJAN LAKE MARKER
Calapan City Bishop Monsignor Warlito Cajandig blesses the marker for the Naujan Lake National Park in simple rites coinciding with the launch of “Bangklase,” an innovative education shipboard project, in Socorro, Oriental Mindoro. Declared as a Ramsar Site or “wetland of international importance,” Naujan Lake boasts of rich biodiversity and serves as a critical area for breeding and migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. Also in the photo are Regional Director Oscar C. Dominguez (left) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - MIMAROPA Region and Fr. Anthony Ibarra B. Fabella, president of the Divine Word College of Calapan (DWCC).
BIRD PROTECTION PARTNERSHIP
Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Mundita Lim (2nd from left) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) president Gina Mapua (2nd from right) present the five-year BMB-WBCP agreement formalizing their collaboration to pursue activities that would ensure the protection of Philippine birds in the wild as well as the conservation of their habitats, including the operation of a WBCP-run rehabilitation facility for rescued wild birds in support to BMB’s Wildlife Rescue Center. Also in photo are BMB-Priority Programs Executive Director Vincent Hilomen, and WBCP member Christina Cinco (right).