DENR – LGU Paranas inks pact for the management of Ulot Watershed Model Forest

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), paranasprRegion 8 through its Protected Area Superintendent Office in the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP),  Tenani , Paranas, Samar join forces with the local government unit of Paranas,  Samar  through a Memorandum of Agreement  (MOA) for the  management and conservation  of  the Ulot Watershed Model Forest (UWMF).

 The MOA covers the protection and conservation of the UWMF biodiversity and forest resources as well as development and management of ecotourism and other sustainable development activities in the area.

The UWMF located in the municipalities of Taft and Can-avid in Eastern Samar; Paranas, San Jose de Buan, and Hinabangan in Samar comprise an aggregate area of 86,514 hectares.  This is one of the eight watersheds covered by the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP).


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RED Leonardo Sibbaluca stressed as he discussed Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation to a group of geodetic engineers (inset) during its Annual Convention held in VSU, Baybay Leyte.

To strengthen the region’s media relations networking, a media orientation was conducted by the Regional Public Affairs Office. Regional Technical Director for PAWCZMS Danilo Javier presented Chainsaw Registration, Disposition of Confiscated Forest Products, Utilization of Felled and Planted Trees, National Greening Program, and Protected Area Management.  RTD LMS Ramon Unay discussed No Build Zone, and other land matters. The event was also graced by RED Leonardo Sibbaluca. Photo shows (Top) Forester Carlito Buante of ERDS discussing the Mangrove Rehabilitation Project of the DENR in areas affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda. (Bottom) Nestor Abrematea, from the private media, clarifying some issues.

(L-R) CENR Officer Edilberto Caidlang, RED Leonardo Sibbaluca, Mayor Oliver Ranque, Engr. Camilo Aruy and RTD-LMS Ramon S. Unay during the MOPA signing in Maasin, Southern Leyte

Photo shows RED Sibbaluca (center) signing the commitment board for the joint protection and conservation of the Ulot WMF, while Mayor Babalcon (left) waits for his turn to sign the commitment board with the other stakeholders.

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