2018 poster making contest 7Raphael Antonio P. Mendoza of Francisco Bangoy National High School is this year’s Champion of International Coastal Clean-up Poster-making Contest organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-XI. Menodza’s artwork depicts the importance of coastal resources and the need for people to work together to protect it from destruction and pollution. Also highlighted in his artwork is the “pawikan”, an endangered marine species that needs conservation efforts from human beings.

With the theme “Bayanihan Para sa Karagatan”, DENR-XI conducted its first ICC Poster-making Contest in celebration of this year’s International Coastal Clean-up Day and National Clean-up Month. This event was participated in by eight (8) high school students from different public schools within Davao City. Most of the contestants are active members of the Youth for Environment in Schools Organization or YES-O.

Other winners are Leah A. Alfara of Davao City National High School (1st Runner-up) and Kyle Edward B. Manglicmot of Sta. Ana National High School (2nd Runner-up).

ICC Poster-making contest is one of DENR-XI's lined-up activities for September which aims to further heighten the level of awareness of the youth sector on the significance of coastal ecosystem and the need to conserve, protect and manage it.

The event is organized by the Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) and Coastal Resources and Foreshore Management Section (CRFMS) of the Conservation and Development Division.


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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