14 Bohol watershed development projects underway

This developed after the Provincial Wahig-Inabanga Watershed Management Council (PWIWMC) approved for the endorsement of 14 conservation farming projects for Wahig-Inabanga Watershed during their first 2018 council meeting held last January 23, 2018.

The 14 conservation farming projects will cover around 231 hectares to be implemented in the municipalities of Sierra Bullones, Pilar, Jagna, Danao and Trinidad and is set to benefit 14 partner people’s organizations.The projects will be implemented under the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management (INREM) Project by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in partnership with the local government units which intends to promote countryside development and improve conditions of critical watersheds in Bohol Province.

Conservation Farming also known as conservation agriculture as defined by Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a set of soil practices that minimize the disruption of the soil’s structure, composition and natural biodiversity.The said projects endorsed by the council will be submitted to the INREMP National Project Coordinating Office (NPCO) for final review and will be endorsed to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), one of the funding institutions of the project for the issuance of No Objection Letter (NOL) to signal the start of the project implementation.

During the meeting which was attended by around 40 council members, council chair and Bohol Governor Edgar M. Chatto expressed his strong support for INREMP and encouraged all local government heads to take part and provide the DENR all the needed assistance to ensure successful implementation.



On-going clearing of illegal structures

DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales conducts the actual verification on the location of monuments within the shorelines of Brgys. Pooc and Talisay, Sta Fe, Cebu as part of the on-going clearing of illegal structures within the 20m easement zone as provided by the Water Code of the Philippines.


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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