6th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

DENR through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) conducts a three day Regional Consultation Workshop for the preparation of the 6th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and development of regional targets in support of the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP)

Around 150 DENR participants from Regions 6 and 7 joined by LGUs, other government agencies, non- government organizations and the academe were gathered in Montebello Villa Resort in Cebu from April 24-26, 2018 to discuss among the group biodiversity strategy and action plan in each of their provinces.

“This is very timely because there is a growing consciousness on very important ecological sites in the countries mostly those that are being used for ecotourism purposes” RD Gilbert Gonzales said in his welcome message. He emphasised that DENR together with partner stakeholders will have to come up with a more important designated programs to gear up the efforts in managing in conserving and protecting our biodiversity.

The 6NR aims to obtain information on the targets being pursued on the national level, assess progress towards the national target, and to gather up updated biodiversity country profiles. #RO7 #CDD


DENR 7 receives Plaque of Appreciation from USAID B+WISER

DENR 7 receives the Plaque of Appreciation from United States Agency for International Development-Biodiversity and Watershed Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience Program (USAID B+WISER) during the culminating activity in Conrad Manila, Pasay City.


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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