Provincial Releases

Around 100 mangrove seedlings of Popotan species (Burgeria sexanguala) were planted in Brgy. San Juan, Sta. Rita, Samar in an activity spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Volunteers were from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Health (DOH), SIRAK Waraynon and EAGLE’s Club-Eastern Visayas. The activity was preceded by a marathon competition of delegates coming from Luzon and Visayas aimed at advocating environmental activities nationwide. This included tree-planting and coastal clean-up to help address pressing environmental issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

A Brahminy Kite (Haliastur Indus) was recently released back to the forest in Almeria, Biliran by Provinical Environment and Natiral Resources Office (PENRO) Biliran personnel. A police leiutenant turned over the wildlife species to the PENRO when it was handed over to him by teenagers who caught it at the mountain in Brgy. Madao, Kawayan, Biliran. Before its release, the bird was fed and sheltered in the Wildlife Rescue Center of the PENRO.

Around 400 mangrove propagules were planted along the coastline of Brgy. Malibago and San Isidro, Babatngon Leyte in a tree planting cum clean-up activity.  The clean-up yielded about fifty (50) sacks of assorted wastes including rubbish clothes and plastics.

Elements from the Philippine National Police (Regional Office 8) and Philippine Army (54 & 53 Infantry Brigade) participated in the simultaneous events including barangay and municipal officials, People’s Organizations,  DSWD 4Ps members and the local community.

This was spearheaded by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Leyte to highlight the celebration of the Month of the Ocean in May.

PENRO Biliran has recently released back to the wild three (3) white-eared brown doves (Phapiteron Leucotis) and one (1) Brahminy Kite (Haliastur Indus).

The brown doves were turned-over to PENRO Biliran-Forest Protection and Law Enforcement team by Carlito Modesyo, 45-year old resident of Sitio Salug, Poblacion, Almeria, Biliran. Prior to their release, the doves were brought by the team to the PENRO’s Wildlife Rescue Center (PBWRC) for temporary shelter. The doves were released in a forested area in Almeria, Biliran.

On the other hand, the Brahminy Kite was turned over to PENRO Biliran by a local resident who captured the bird when it entered their backyard. It has been in temporary shelter at the PBWRC since January 19, 2021 prior to its release in a forested area in Naval, Biliran.

In coordination with CENRO Dolores, around fifty (50) seedlings were planted by volunteers in Brgy. Dampigan, Dolores, Eastern Samar.  The volunteers, who included village officials, health workers and residents, were encouraged to monitor, protect and grow their planted seedlings into trees.