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Central Visayas is the region right at the center of the Philippines, located between Luzon and Mindanao. The region is composed of four (4) Provinces namely, Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor which are naturally rich in culture, history and natural beauty. The highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue, Bohol’s famed Chocolate Hills and tarsier and the  spectacular beach resorts have given the region renown as a tourist attraction.

 

Together with tourism,  manufacturing, mining, farming, and fishing contribute significantly to the regional economy. Manufacturing firms include mining companies, fertilizer plants, sugar central, rice and corn mills and other food processing plants.

 

There is an abundance of mineral resources which account for one of the largest revenue sources of the region. These include silver, manganese, copper, gold, limestone, clay, silica and coal. The waters surrounding the island provinces are well-known fishing grounds.

 

The region is indeed blessed with natural resources that we need to protect, manage, nurture and sustain. The job is not easy. it’s a journey to the future.

 

GILBERT C. GONZALES, CESO III

        DENR-7, Regional Direcor

News

Levelling-off on the plans and programs of all the protected areas

DENR Region 7 PaSu and APaSus convened for a two-day levelling-off on the plans and programs of all the protected areas in the region. DENR 7 Regional Director Gilbert C. Gonzales in his message directed all protected area managers to set the direction in ensuring proper management of their respective protected areas.

"You are assigned as protected area managers for a reason. Make sure that you know all that is happening in your protected areas and with the guidance and directions of the protected area management boards promote and push for environmental conservation and sustainable development, " said RD 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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