The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, together with some representatives from the offices of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) and Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) in the province of Bicol successfully conducted the Annual Asian Waterbird Census last January 14-18, 2020 at Cabusao Critical Habitat, Cabuso, Camarines Sur, and at the Island Wildlife Sanctuary of Chico and Naro both in Cawayan, Masbate.

            Moreover, students from San Rafael National High School in the province of Camarines Sur actively participated in the annual event in Cabusao Critical Habitat, Cabusao, Camarines Sur. With an objective of spreading awareness of the importance of waterbirds and their habitat, the AWC encourages volunteers from different walks of life to participate in the annual event.

Over ten thousand (10,000) waterbirds have been sighted during the conduct of the activity in the three (3) selected sites. With over nine thousand (9000) waterbirds in Cabusao Critical Habitant, one thousand five hundred (1500) in Chico Island Wildlife Sanctuary and more than one hundred waterbirds were sighted at Naro Island Wildlife Sanctuary with more or less 30 different waterbird species.

This event takes place once a year, during the second and third weeks of January and is being conducted parallel to the other international census of waterbirds in Africa, Europe and Neotropics under the umbrella of the International Waterbird Census (IWC).*JTJ




The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Albay headed by Forester Imelda D. Baltazar conducted its People’s Day today, January 24, 2020 at the Bagumbayan Central School, Washington, Legazpi City.

Some two hundred (200) Grade 6 pupils were present for the presentation of the Responsible Mining and Geohazard Awareness by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V given by Information Officer Kristine May C. Baldeo, the Solid Waste Management by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V given by Engr. Christine N. Bañares and Philippine Biodiversity presented by Joana Marie A. Portugal.

“We are grateful to the DENR for conducting this IEC in our school to keep our students informed about environmental protection,” said the Bagumbayan Central School Principal Ms. Mary Christine N. Agarin.

The activity sparked with the appearance of “Greeny” – the DENR V Mascot, “Mina”, MGB V's mascot and “Veron” from the EMB V which added to the pupils’ fun and excitement during the activity.

The People’s Day is part of the Information, Education Campaign (IEC) conducted by the DENR to communities and schools alike, which aims to increase and strengthen environmental awareness and protection. *DJNJaylo


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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, along with its line bureaus, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V kickstarted the year with the launching of its mascots on January 6, 2020 at the DENR V Gymnasium.

At least 18 endangered Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles, locally known as “Mukoy”, were released to the shores of Barangay Sibago, Donsol, Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Donsol, Sorsogon, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) on January 13, 2020.

Outgoing OIC, PENRO of Sorsogon Ma. Fe P. Reganit turned-over her duties and responsibilities to OIC, PENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio. Consequently, outgoing San Jacinto CENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio turned-over his duties and responsibilities to Supervising Ecosystem Management Specialist (SVEMS) Basil S. Camba.


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