DENR-XI meets Davao’s CSOs

Membersimg 0667 resized of Davao City's Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) gathered at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office last week for its annual interfacing with the department. The event aimed to discuss environmental issues within the region and to strengthen the collaboration between government and non-government organizations in the protection and conservation of the environment and natural resources.


DENR-XI Regionale - img 0654 resized Director Ruth M. Tawantawan welcomed the participants together with Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Marcia G. Isip and Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Atty. Ma. Mercedes V. Dumagan.


Topics discussed during the meeting were the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System – Public Participation Guidelines; Solid Waste Management implementation including waste management in coastal and marine resources; monitoring on the illegal logging activities in the region; Mt. Apo Rehabilitation Plan; Implementation of the moratorium on mining operations in the regions and monitoring of areas vulnerable to geohazards in the region, among others.


These were presented by the representatives from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-XI), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-XI), and DENR-XI's Enforcement Division and Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division.

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SMARTSeas Partners’ Forum Held

10-9 smartseas phTo provide a venue to exchange experiences, innovative ideas and community-based initiatives to enhance effectiveness of the marine protected areas (MPAs), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Philippines and Global Environment Facility (GEF) are currently conducting a three-day SMARTSeas PH Project Partner’s Forum at the Ritz Hotel at Garden Oases, Davao City.

SMARTSeas PH Project is a five-year project that aims to strengthen the conservation, protection and management of key marine biodiversity areas in the Philippines. It also includes the establishment of biodiversity-friendly enterprise as sustainable livelihood to coastal communities.

Anchored on the theme “People and the Sea”, the forum which will run from October 9-11, 2018, is participated in by the MPA managers and practitioners from SMARTSeas project sites, partners from the local and national government agencies, civil society organizations, academic, research institutions, and private sector working on the protection and conservation of the coastal and marine environment. Read more...

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