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DENR 7 CELEBRATES ICC DAY

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In line with the celebration of the International Clean-up (ICC) day this year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 led a one day simultaneous coastal clean-up activity on different shorelines and riverbanks across region 7.

Last Saturday, September 20, more than 15, 000 volunteers from all DENR 7 offices along with 29 local government units, 20 government agencies, 6 universities, non-government agencies and other stakeholders gathered in all coastal areas to collect marine trash and debris as the Philippines joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day.

An estimated of 75 tons of trash were collected in the simultaneous clean-up showing most trash collected were plastics, diapers, napkins, cigarettes, plastic bottles and caps, grocery bags, trash clothes and candy wrappers.

According to DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo, ICC is a global event observed by almost all countries every year since 1986. Its aim is to engage all citizens to remove trash and debris from all beaches and waterways and promote awareness on marine and coastal environment protection.

 

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51 FOREST PROTECTION OFFICERS GET TRAINING

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02 December 2013

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7, through its Forest Management Services (FMS) recently conducted a three-day seminar workshop on the environment and natural resources laws for forest protection officers (FPO) or ‘Bantay Gubat’.

“This activity has been initiated to provide more information on our forest protection officers on the relevant laws, rules and regulations on forestry, wildlife protection and conservation, cave resources, wildlife identification, and handling,” said DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo.

Attended by more than 50 ‘Bantay Gubat” personnel last November 28 to 30 at Dohera Hotel, A.C. Cortes Avenue, Mandaue City, who have been hired from October to December this year to augment the forest protection efforts and patrolling from the four provinces, Montejo indicated the importance of having a forest protection officer particularly on national greening program (NGP) sites to prevent illegal cutting of trees or illegal logging.

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DENR EARTH DAY 2014

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DENR EARTH DAY 2014

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FORESHORE AREA MASTER PLAN WORKSHOP IN CEBU

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29 November 2013

  

More than 80 participants, mostly from the local government units (LGUs) in Cebu province, national government agencies (NGAs) and other stakeholders attended a two-day regional consultation workshop on the formulation of a foreshore area master plan.

 

“The key objective is the development of a plan that is based on comprehensive analysis of status, condition, problems, and issues covering foreshore lands,” said Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR) 7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo.

  

Organized by the DENR 7's Land Management Services (LMS) and the Land Management Bureau (LMB) last Nov. 28-29 at the Montebello Villa Hotel, Cebu City, Montejo articulated the framework or master plan articulates the country's vision and management objectives for the foreshore with very clear strategies and actions while defining and delineating the roles of DENR and other stakeholders.

 

“Foreshore is a string of land margining a body of water or the part of a seashore between the low-water line usually at the seaward margin of a low tide terrace and the upper limit of wave wash at high tide usually marked by a beach scarp or berm,” said LMS Regional Technical Director Engr. Wilfredo C. Lee.

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