2019 Arbor Day Celebration

In celebration of the 2019 Arbor Day, the Department of Environment & Natural Resources - 7 Regional Executive Director Gilbert C. Gonzales led the tree growing activity in Barangay Buot, Cebu City with 3,332 Guyabano seedlings planted in the 2-hectare upland area. Almost 200 participants from the DENR, EMB 7, CRERDEC, PENRO Cebu and CENRO Cebu City and twelve invited partner stakeholders joined the activity.

"I am encouraging all our partners to continue join the government's call to plant more trees to reforest those barren lands and let us develop this area into forest park for all of us and other partners to visit and norture these seedlings until it develops into a full grown trees" said RED Gonzales.

 

Other Government Agencies who joined the tree growing are DPWH - Cebu City District Engineering District, Cebu City Police Office, DA, DOLE, BJMP, BFP, PA-CENTCOM, CHED, BLGU Boot, Cebu City; private companies are Makati Development Corp. and DEDON and PO BULAI. RED Gonzales also thanked all the participants for their time and effort to celebrate this year 156th Year of the Philippine Forestry Service and Arbor Day.

News

4th Central Visayas Solid Waste Management Summit

DENR Central Visayas key officials together with DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Unit Concerns Benny D. Antiporda and local government executives officially open the 4th Central Visayas Solid Waste Management Summit with the theme: Beat Air Pollution “Managing Solid Waste towards a Pollution-Free Environment” at Ayala Activity Center, Cebu.

This year’s three-day DENR SWM summit aims to showcase the solid waste management best practices of local government units and recognize the best eco-friendly schools in the region.

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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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