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.

He added that protection of the wildlife may be ensured with the strong participation and involvement of the public. He urged everyone to report illegal wildlife trade.

The World Wildlife Day was globally celebrated on March 3, the day the landmark Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in 1973. This year’s theme is “Big cats: predators under threat.”

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Turn-over Ceremony of i-MiEV (Electric Vehicle)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 received today one electric vehicle and a quick charging station from Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) in an official turn-over ceremony at DENR 7 Compound, National Government Center, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.

According to DENR 7 Regional Director Gilbert C. Gonzales, the i-MiEV electric vehicle and quick charging station handed over to DENR 7 are part of the donation made by MMPC to DENR last June 2017 wherein five units of Outlander PHEV, five units of i-MiEV and four units of EV quick charging stations were delivered to DENR Central Office.

The donation is a product of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the DENR and MMPC for the joint conduct of a study on reducing carbon emissions and strengthened partnership on promoting clean energy and environmental protection and conservation in the country.

“We are very fortunate that DENR 7 together with the Davao Region were chosen to receive these electric vehicles and charging stations from MMPC. We will make a good use out of it in our daily operations and step up our efforts in convincing other national government agencies and private partners to invest in clean technology to reduce carbon emissions to the environment coming from the transportation sector,” added Gonzales.

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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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