"These areas employ unique physical and biological significance and must be protected against destructive human exploitation," says Eugenia Bautista, Chief of DENR-8 CDD.


To promote environmental awareness and action, the DENR engages the participation of society in its conservation efforts. In 2016, one hundred seventy two (172) individuals residing within or near the protected areas were hired as members of DENR’s Blue/Green Brigade. Said brigade assists the DENR in monitoring and reporting violations of environmental laws within the protected areas.


Likewise, to support conservation efforts and ensure sustainable use of natural resources in protected areas, ecotourism development is being pursued in PAs with potentials for ecotourism. Activities such as ecotourism site assessment, development plan preparation, installation of signages, and rehabilitation of ecotourism facilities have been conducted in 2016 for the region's protected areas.


DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca said ecotourism in protected areas is seen to provide livelihood opportunities for the local community involving women, children, and other sectors of society.


The protected area management boards which is in-charge of the general administration of protected areas has passed forty six (46) resolutions in 2016 addressing issues, plans, development activities, and other concerns.


According to Director Sibbaluca, it is imperative that communities protect the region's environment and its biodiversity resources because life is supported by countless living things on earth. “The department's biodiversity advocacy campaign tagged "Kung wala yun, wala nito" seeks to show that all lives on earth are connected. We are dependent on our biodiversity for our livelihood and sustenance. By properly managing our protected areas, we are conserving its biodiversity resources which sustain all forms of life,” Director Sibbaluca adds.


  • DENR distributes Free Patents
    Monday, October 30, 2017

    “That land is yours to keep, we hope it will remain in your family forever”,mrtment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 8 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable says addressing two hundred fifty nine (259) beneficiaries&nbs he government’s Titulo am in San Jorge, Samar. Free patent beneficiaries from the municipalities of San Jorge, Gandara, Pagsanghan, Sta. Margarita and Tarangnan in Samar availed of the free titling services offered by the DENR, Registry of Deeds (ROD)…


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Owing to unrelenting intelligence and forest protection efforts, CENRO Dolores through CENR Officer Roseller E. Cay, was able to seize six (6) undocumented chainsaws purportedly being used in illegal cutting of forest products. These are currently deposited at PENRO Eastern Samar for safekeeping pending final disposition.

COMBATTING MARINE POLLUTION Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu leads the global discussion on combating marine pollution during the Leaders’ Breakfast meeting held Sunday at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.  With theme, “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet,” the meeting was attended by environment ministers, international organizations, non-government organizations and the private sector. Cimatu underscored during the meeting the continuing efforts of the local government units in addressing plastic waste, as well as private sector’s initiatives in providing for commercially-viable and environment-friendly plastic alternatives. The Leaders’ Breakfast meeting precedes the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMSCOP12) hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from 23-28 October at the PICC. ###

Beneficiaries jubilantly display their Land Titles with Cong. Edgar Mary S. Sarmiento, RD Arleigh Adorable, ARD Carlito Tuballa and other government officials.

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