DENR-XI Hosts CMEMP Nationwide Consultation Workshop

Department 9-26 davao - cmemp nationwide consultation 1 webof Environment and Natural Resources Davao Region hosted the 4-day nationwide consultation workshop for Coastal and Marine Management Program (CMEMP) held at Camp Holiday, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte. This CMEMP consultation workshop will run from September 26 to 29, 2017.

Executive Director Vincent Hilomen of Biodiversity Management Bureau's Priority Programs on Coastal and Marine said that the consultation workshop is a very special event because it will serve as a venue for all the regions to convene and share their best practices in their implementation of CMEMP.

"Through this, it will help uplift other regions in terms of implementing the Program in their respective areas. Being the frontliners in the protection and preservation of our ecosystems, let us work together so that we can serve our country better," he stressed.

DENR-XI 9-26 davao - cmemp nationwide consultation webRegional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan welcomed all the participants and thanked BMB for choosing the Presidential Region to host the event.

"In choosing the Davao Region, it means a lot to us because it is our chance to prove to you that Davao is a safe and peaceful place. Also, this is an opportunity for us to showcase our ecotourism sites specifically here in Samal," she said.

Tawantawan also urged the participants to actively participate in the discussions and to take note of other Region's undertakings in order to have a successful and effective implementation of CMEMP.

9-26 davao - cmemp nationwide consultation 2 webThis 4-day nationwide consultation workshop will focus mainly on the Region's presentation of accomplishments relative to CMEMP implementation as well as conducting open forums to try to address issues and concerns of every regions.

On the other hand, the workshop will focus on knowledge-sharing of each regions in order to assess the different activities that has been done as well as those activities that will be implemented next year.

On the 4th day, all participants will have a field exposure at Mabini Protected Landscape/Seascape in Compostela Valley Province. #agosconsultation #tayoangkalikasan

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3 Foreigners Arrested for Illegal Possession of Endangered Tree Species

Three5-17 press release - 3 foreigners arrested for illegal possession of endangered tree species resized foreigners were arrested last week by the joint team of National Bureau of Investigations (NBI), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers in a hotel here in Davao City for illegal possession of endangered tree species. 
A Cambodian national and two other Malaysian nationals were caught by surprise when operatives from the NBI XI and officials from DENR XI and BI XI came to their hotel room last May 10, 2018. The three were arrested for violation of Section 77 of Presidential Decree 705 as amended by Executive Order No. 277, and Executive Order No. 23 or the Moratorium in the Cutting of Natural Grown Tree Species. 

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