The Department of Environment and Natural Resources led the preparation and development of an Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the Basey Watershed.press basey

The plan, developed cooperatively with other stakeholders including the National Irrigation Authority (NIA), local government units, Department of Education (DepED), people’s organizations, and other government agencies is intended to effectively manage the resources of Basey Watershed.

Proposed activities under the plan include capability building, watershed characterization, construction of small water impounding system, forest development, rehabilitation, and protection through the National Greening Program (NGP), land surveys, and permit issuance and monitoring of forest resource use.

According to Samar Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Elpidio Simon, the plan seeks to improve the watershed condition to help address climate change and other issues concerning the stakeholders such as water system, irrigation needs, peace and order, and economic investments. He also adds that the proposed plan, crafted under the principle of Gross National Happiness (GNH), seeks to bring happiness and raise the standard of living in the community while pursuing DENR’s mandate of protecting and conserving the environment.

In his message, DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca emphasized that a sustainable watershed provides benefits to communities in many ways. He says “a sustainable watershed minimizes flooding, enables water and power sufficiency, provides vibrant business and industry, healthy population, and productive farmlands.”

DENR Undersecretary for Staff Bureaus Demetrio Ignacio Jr., who graced the strategic planning, assured that the proposed activities under the Plan shall be accorded with proper funding from the office.

The Basey Watershed covers an area of 30,784.21 hectares. It encompasses five (5) barangays classified as timberland and nine (9) barangays classified as alienable and disposable lands in the municipality of Basey, Samar.

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…

    Read More...

Photo Releases

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.

Other Links

office-of-the-president    official-gazette

       emb    mgb    fmb    lms    Capture2   erds