Kapihan sa PIA


DENR 7 Chief Conservation Division Mario V. Aragon, Assistant Protected Superintendent for Tañon Strait Protected Seascape Forester Melchor Rhett F. Sarmago, Senior Ecosystem Management Specialist Forester Fercival Fiel and TSPS Legal Assistant Steve Vincent Larona in a Kapihan sa PIA session to highlight the Ocean Month Celebration with the theme “Buhay Dagat, Buhay Natin” held last May 4, 2016.


During the Kapihan session, DENR 7 officials highlighted the Visayas’ pride having extraordinary abundance and diverse assemblage of cetaceans (dolphins and whales), eleven or fourteen out of the twenty five species found in the Philippines, emphasizing the strong need for the continued protection and conservation of the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS).

Tañon Strait Protected Seascape is the largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Philippines, known for its rich biodiversity. It is also one of the Philippines' major fishing grounds.

It was declared as protected area under Presidential Proclamation No. 1234 s. 1998 dated 27 May 1998. TSPS covers seven cities, 36 municipalities and 298 coastal barangays in the provinces of Cebu, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.


DENR-7 joins the 2018 World Wildlife Day

In celebration of the 2018 World Wildlife Day, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 through its Conservation and Development Division (CDD) partnered with MLhuillier for the conduct of an exposure visit at the Cebu Safari and Adventure Park in Carmen, Cebu.

Led by Cebu Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Cleo Cary Colis, the activity attended by around 100 DENR personnel was aimed to promote protection of wildlife species in the Philipppines.

"Public awareness is very important in order for us to make informed decisions as we continue to pursue countryside development. We all have to realize that protection of the wildlife and their habitats should be one of the major considerations," said PENRO Cleo Cary Colis.


Photo Releases

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary. OIWS is the country’s first wetland of international importance for waterfowl declared under RAMSAR. This wetland area is now a critical stopover for tens of thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Migratory Flyway, one of the most important shorebird and water bird migratory flyways in the world.


Hidden Bird Paradise. Mahaba Island in Talibon, Bohol is an undiscovered bird’s paradise. Mahaba Island is part of Barangay Calituban, one of eight island barangays of the Municipality of Talibon, which is located on the northwest side of Bohol.

Counting the gains of NGP. One of the most successful and remarkable milestones of National Greening Program (NGP) in Central Visayas is the established Coffee Plantations in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol established in 2011 by the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI).

As of today, UFTPAI native coffee is now marketed in Ubay and all other neighboring municipalities in Bohol.

Bugnay Wine. Made and produced by partner people’s organization, the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI) in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol

Man-made Molave Forest. One of Siquijor’s pride, the reforestation site is one of the oldest in the country, established in 1937. This 202.15-hectare molave plantation is found in Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor.

Man-made Molave Forest (Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor)

Nature’s Mystic Beauty. Lamanoc Island, Anda, Bohol. A newly discovered ecotourism destination in Bohol and is part of the Candijay-Anda-Mabini Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve and Wilderness Area, a protected area managed by the DENR.

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