Provincial Releases

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.

Newly installed PENR Officer of BIliran Eugenia N. Bautista (in stripes tops) encourages the people of Biliran to express their passion for the environment by planting and nurturing trees. In her first radio guesting over PIA Biliran’s “Pulong-pulong ng Bayan” at Radyo Natin, she highlighted propagating and planting indigenous tree species, non-wood species like bamboo, and drought-resistant species such as tamarind and malunggay which can also be good source of food and income. PENRO Bautista said that in support to this advocacy, PENRO Biliran is collecting seeds of the fruits consumed by its employees for seedling production. Seedlings produced by PENRO Biliran will be distributed to the general public for free.

Around 347 kilograms of assorted trash, mostly plastic bottles and wrappers, were collected from a clean-up activity conducted along Calbiga River in Samar.  This was done by the Calbiga River Maintenance and Monitoring Team, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC) and Fishery Law Enforcement Team (FLET) in coordination with Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO)-Sta. Rita, Samar. The said activity aims to improve and protect the river and the water condition, including the safety of those situated along Calbiga River. This is part of the continuing activities in relation to the Search for Recognizing Individuals and Institutions Towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers (R.I.V.E.Rs) for Life Award wherein Calbiga River bagged the 2nd Place in the nationwide search in 2018.

Around 200 mangrove propagules were planted in Brgy. Busali, Biliran by the Philippine Coast Guard. Joining them were members of the barangay council and the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO)-Biliran. The participants were oriented on the proper way of planting the propagules to ensure their survival and the importance of mangroves particularly in reducing risks around coastal areas.