DENR-7 Celebrates 2022 World Wetlands Day


DENR-PENRO Bohol conducted a lecture highlighting the background and importance of river and the World Wetlands Day celebration and River Clean-up (Rivers for Life) in the vicinity of Abatan River with the participation of  the Provincial Government-Bohol Environment and Management Office (BEMO),LGU-Cortes,  Cortes Municipal Police Station, Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO), Richli Corporation, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bohol 1st District, Abatan River Community Life Tour, Bohol Water Utilities, Inc. (BWUI), Barangay Local Government Unit  of  Poblacion and P-2 Poblacion, Cortes/Abatan River easement occupants). A total of 156 volunteers (94 male; 62 female) took part in the activity and collected different waste consisting of plastic bottles, facemasks, plastic bottles, diaper, food wrappers and other plastic wastes with a total 1,083 kilograms /71 sacks.

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DENR7-PENRO Negros Oriental.     In celebration of World Wetlands Day, Kabalin-an Pond, a permanent inland wetland located inside the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park (BTLNP) in Enrique Villanueva, Sibulan, Negros Oriental                                                                                

PENRO Moreno S. Tagra encouraged guests and visitors to take action towards protecting and conserving the wetlands, being recipients of the multitude benefits derived there from. Conservation and Development Section Chief of CENRO II Dumaguete City also shared the importance of wetlands to the community and the ecosystem to the participants, officials and members of DENR-Kapatiran Negros Oriental and members of the peoples’organization Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Farmers Association, Inc. (BTLFAI). CDS also conducted a rapid inventory of flora and fauna as well as determine the total area of the pond as the office pushes for "nature-based solutions" to conserve wetlands in our respective localities.


DENR CENRO Ayungon OIC, CENR Officer Raul M. Russel spearheaded the coastal clean-up activity at Tampocon II, Ayungon, Negros Oriental with the Barangay Officials led by Barangay Captain Arturo G. Carinal, Jr.

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 Together with DENR-7 PENRO Cebu, OIWS, and the youth representatives joined the coastal clean-up in Olango Island in celebration of this year World Wetlands Day. The ENR Ambassadors also volunteer during the community feeding program and teaches children about the trash we throw in the sea.

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 PENRO Siquijor personnel conducted a coastal clean-up at Simacolong, Lazi, Siquijor lead by Officer-In-Charge, Technical Service Division Vicente Rustico M. Calizar with the participants from the Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) of Simacolong, Lazi, Siquijor. The group collected 105 kilograms of trash during the activity and 44 kilograms are plastics.