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

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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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Set To Sail: 2018 Philippine Month

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Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources launched the Set To Sail: 2018 Philippine Month of the Ocean Kick-Off to officially start the month long celebration for the oceans in one of the country’s oldest and best community managed marine reserves the Apo Island Protected Landscape and Seascape (AIPLS), Dauin, Negros Oriental on May 4, 2018.

The kick-off celebration was participated and attended by the different stakeholders, partner communities, civil society organizations, academe, government organizations, local government units, and some key officials who are engaged in the operations in AIPLS.

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6th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

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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.

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Launching of the DENR-7 "Tayo Ang Kalikasan"

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In support to the national launching of "Tayo ang Kalikasan", the DENR 7 held a press conference to promote and introduce Tayo ang Kalikasan concept and priority activities to media partners for public information.

According to DENR 7 Regional Director Gilbert C. Gonzales, Tayo ang Kalikasan will be a “People’s Stewardship Movement” aimed at mobilizing organizations to care for the environment.

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TSPS-PAMB Executive Meeting

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 The Tañon Strait Protected Seascape held a Stakeholders’ Forum back to back with the Protected Area Management Board (TSPS-PAMB) Executive Committee Meeting led by DENR 7 Regional Director Gilbert C. Gonzales last April 12-13, 2018.

The Stakeholders’ forum was attended by partner agencies BFAR 7, DILG 7, PNP Maritime, Office of the Governor represented by PENRO Capitol, local chief executives, representatives from the Municipal Fishers Sector, non-government organizations, Commercial fishing operators sector with the Deputy Speaker for the Visayas Congresswoman Gwendolyn Garcia.

The forum aimed to harmonize all efforts on the on-going crackdown of establishments with structures encroaching within easement zone and reinforce monitoring and surveillance activities against illegal commercial fishing within TSPS. Also the group conducted a levelling off in the implementation of rules and regulations covering special uses within the protected area.

 

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