The LAWIN Protection System is a strategy that seeks to conserve the forest and biodiversity with the involvement of the community. Using a mobile application called cybertracker, users may report real-time environmental abuses from the site.

 The system engages four users. The patrollers including the community, DENR forest rangers, and forest guards of the local government, the dataprs usec managers including DENR forest technicians and geographic system (GIS) experts from the LGUs, the resource managers or members of the protected area management boards as well as environment and natural resources officers of the LGUs, and environmental law enforcers such as the PNP, DENR and deputized enforcers. The patrollers shall gather information on forest condition and threats to forest health, data managers shall convert forest data into reports, resource managers shall assess and adjust forest protection strategies for identified focus area, and the environmental law enforcers shall identify and implement forest management and enforcement strategies.

             In Region 8, the DENR in coordination with USAID’s B+WISER has conducted a training for DENR forest rangers and other personnel responsible for forest protection on how to implement and operationalize the LAWIN system.

             In a statement delivered by DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Isabelo Montejo during the training, he urged all forest protection personnel to act immediately on issues involving risks to the environment, especially that the Department is implementing the LAWIN protection system.

            The system has been pilot tested in seven sites in the Philippines since 2015, and was adopted by the DENR as a national strategy for forest and biodiversity protection in March 2016.

News

  • Cimatu lauds law enforcement authorities behind large wildlife bust

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has commended personnel of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the rescue of over 300 smuggled live animals and arrest of four suspects in what has been dubbed as one of the country’s largest wildlife busts. The successful operation was carried out on Tuesday by joint operatives from the NBI-Environmental Crime Division and the DENR’s Philippine Operations Group of Ivory and Ille…

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DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu (in black coat) officiates the turn-over ceremony from outgoing RD Arleigh J. Adorable to incoming RD Crizaldy Barcelo.

DENR 8 Regional Director Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo lights the Flame of Sportsmanship to formally start the DENR Sportsfest 2017.

DENR 8’s ARD for Management Services Arturo N. Salazar presents Updates on Government Policy on Climate Change during the 2nd Regional Climate Change Conference conducted by PH Haiyan Cooperative in cooperation with the Climate Change Commission.

Mangrove forest and eco-park in Naungan, Ormoc City developed by the Naungan San Juan Mangrove Planters Association from what used to be a plain mudflat.

DENR 8 technical personnel record and monitor sightings of migratory birds in the wetlands of Eastern Visayas.

Residents of Brgy. Tagpuro join the mangrove tree planting activity spearheaded by the PH Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative.

CIMATU INSPECTS CONFISCATED ENDANGERED SPECIES. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu inspects the confiscated sulfur crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) at the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City with BMB Director Theresa Mundita Lim (beside Cimatu). Three species of the cockatoos including the moluccan cockatoo (cacatua moluccensis) and the black palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) totaling 154 heads were confiscated by the joint forces of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife Trade (DENR POGI) and the National Bureau of Investigation Environmental Crime Division in a buy-bust operation in Pasay City. The cockatoo is considered an endangered species and is listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Its trade should be subject to a CITES export permit from the country of origin and a CITES import permit from the country of destination. A total of 316 heads of species were confiscated in the successful operation.

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