Endemic species spotted!

Three of the Philippines’ endemic animals has been spotted in the buffer zone of Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental. The DENR personnel conducted a 160-trapping day which began in December 2018 using the state of the art camera traps installed in the area.

At least three Philippine Warty Pigs (Sus philippensis) and two Philippine Deers (Cervus mariannus) were documented. According to the DENR Administrative Order No. 2004-15’s establishment of List of Terrestrial Threatened Species and their categories pursuant to RA 9147 or the Wildlife Act, these species are vulnerable as its population is already declining.

Three Philippine Macaques (Macaca fascicularis philippensis) were also captured. Unfortunately, they are in the list of Other Threatened Species which means that they are prone to extinction due to its small population.

“The presence and absence of these species indicate the status of our forest and other habitats. If we were able to spot them, it means that we still have a good forest condition and ecosystem dynamics”, said Clint Michael Cleofe, Ecosystems Mgt. Specialist 1, Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary/ PENRO Davao Oriental.

The DENR through the implementation of Biodiversity Monitoring System (BMS) in protected areas will continue to exert efforts for the conservation of our species.

Let’s do our share as well. Please do not hurt them nor destroy their natural habitat.


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Naboc River Clean-up Drive Commences

Approximately 1,600 kilograms of wastes, mostly non-biodegradable, were collected during the clean-up activity in Brgy. Mt. Diwata and Brgy. Naboc in Monkayo, Compostela Valley.

The clean-up activity is one of the phases for the Naboc River rehabilitation. It was successfully done through the collective efforts of the Department of Environment and Natural Resource-XI through its Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENRO and CENROs) in ComVal. The activity was also participated in by various stakeholders composed of Barangay Local Government Unit, Philippine National Police, Philippine Army and other volunteers from the province.

This is the second clean-up activity conducted since Naboc River Rehabilitation program kicked off in mid-March 2019.


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