Tacloban City - The observance of the Climate Change Consciousness Week kicked off with an environmental awareness campaign dubbed as “Sama-sama sa K5: Kilos sa Klima at Kalamidad Tungo sa Kaligtasan at Kaunlaran”.

 

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1667, signed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2008, declaring every 19th -24th of November as Climate Change Consciousness Week, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 8, in partnership with the barangay local government units of Burayan, Paraiso, and Taguictic, in San Jose, Tacloban City, conducted lectures on Climate Change, Solid Waste Management, and Geohazard, a storytelling activity for children, and a mangrove tree planting activity participated by around two hundred (200) local residents of San Jose.

 

ccweek

The kick-off activities for the observance of Climate Change Consciousness Week aim to create awareness on global warming and climate change by pursuing broad and intensive public information and education campaign to secure the collective cooperation of individuals and sectors at all levels in finding solutions to issues on climate change.

 

Anchored on this year’s theme “Linking Science, Policy, and Practice for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience”, the DENR sought for the involvement of the local residents of a climate/disaster-vulnerable community with the hope of raising their consciousness on global warming and climate change, encouraging individual actions, and increasing their climate and disaster resiliency.

 

DENR 8 Regional Director Arleigh Adorable said, “the government is taking steps to reduce carbon emissions, and address issues on climate change. Cooperation and partnership is essential in achieving the goals of the government for a climate and disaster resilient community”. He also enjoined the community to take actions in their own localities saying, “we can only think globally, when we act locally”.

News

  • Cuatro Islas tourists limited to 500 a day

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    Tourists visiting the Cuatro Islas Protected Landscape and Seascape (CIPLS) in Hindang and Inopacan, Leyte is limited to five hundred (500) per day. This is the reminder posed by the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) 8 as influx of tourists to the four scenic islets of Apid, Digyo, Himokilan, and Mahaba increases this summer. Said carrying capacity limit has been adopted by the CIPLS Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) from a study conducted by GIZ Protected Area Management Enhanceme…

    Read More...

Photo Releases

DENR 8 Regional Director Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo accepts the Chairmanship of Eastern Visayas’ Regional Ecotourism Committee (REC) for a three-year term from the Department of Tourism represented by its Officer-In-Charge, Ma. Trinidad Dacuycuy.

Scenic feature of the Cuatro Islas Protected Landscape and Seascape attract local and foreign tourists. To protect the area, the CIPLS PAMB limits its tourists to 500 per day.

Some of the retired key officials and employees of DENR pose for a picture with DENR Regional Director, Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo.

DENR personnel, BLGU officials, local residents, members of people’s organizations and the media witness the release of various species of birds into Mt. Nacolod.

DENR 8 Regional Director Crizaldy M. Barcelo (L) presents Certificates of Recognition to partners in law enforcement for their invaluable support and contributions to environmental law enforcement operations in Eastern Visayas.

Ms. Melba Ariño (center), Land Management Officer of DENR CENRO Pambujan receives award for extending invaluable assistance to the programs of 8ID PA from DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu and Maj. Gen. Raul Farnacio, Commander, 8ID.

CENR Officer Joselito Eco plant a tree seedling during the Arbor Day celebration of CENRO Ormoc in Barangay Soob, Albuera, Leyte wherein several participants from people's organization, local community and youth organization joined in the tree planting activity.

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.

The speaker urge participants to respect women, support their children, love their family and share what they learned to other people and advocate women’s rights during a lecture-forum on Anti-VAWC and Anti-Harassment in celebration of the National Women's Month.

Other Links

office-of-the-president    official-gazette

       emb    mgb    fmb    lms    Capture2   erds