For its part, the DENR shall be responsible for the implementation of the Enhanced National Greening Program, as well as intensifying forest protection and enhancing biodiversity conservation and preservation through ecotourism development. It shall develop ecotourism sites by providing protected area facilities and strengthening capacities of people’s organizations towards self-sustainability. The agency shall likewise improve land administration and management, conduct environmental advocacies, and implement other ENR plans in the province.


Ms. Corazon Makabenta, Development Management Officer of DENR 8 who represented Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding said, the merging of the different sectors will strengthen the preservation and protection of the environment and implementation of DENR programs and projects in Samar where the largest protected area of the region, the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) is located.


Other sectors who partnered with the provincial government of Samar through the SFC were the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc., and Samar State University (SSU).


The convergence of different sectors to support the Spark Samar Development Agenda was initiated by the provincial government of Samar through Governor Sharee Ann Tan Delos Santos. 


  • DENR 8 presents paper on building community resilience to impacts of climate change

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in region 8 presented a paper entitled “Building Community Resilience to Climate Change Impacts through the National Greening Program (NGP)” to the participants of the 2nd Regional Conference on Climate Change RDE held at the Visayas State University, Baybay City on December 18-20, 2017.strpaper, presented by DENR 8’s Conservation and Development Chief Eugenia Bautista focused on the NGP as a climate change mitigation and adaptation…


Photo Releases

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.

Participants to the tree planting activity in celebration of National Women’s Month and International Day of Forest plant mangrove propagules in one of the most devatated areas in Tacloban City when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the region in November 2013.

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