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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for governing and supervising the exploration, development, utilization, and conservation of the country's natural resources.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources was first established on January 1, 1917 as the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) through the enactment of Act No. 2666 by the Philippine Commission, otherwise known as "An Act to Re-organize the Executive Department of the Government of the Philippine Islands," on 18 November 1916. In 1932, the DANR was reorganized into the Department of Agriculture and Commerce (DAC).
In 1947, a reorganization act changed the DAC back to the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Natural Resources arm of the DANR was finally spun off on May 17, 1974 as the Department of Natural Resources. On January 30, 1987, the Ministry was reorganized into the Department of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources by Executive Order No. 131 and was finally reorganized into the Department of Environment and Natural Resources by Executive Order No. 192 on June 10, 1987. Currently, the DENR is working on a large-scale reforestation of Davao.

 
Davao del Sur created by the defunct congress on May 08, 1968 under Republic Act No.  4867 to this period, the history of the undivided province of Davao was its history including that of Davao City, the capital of old Davao. It started functioning as a province on July 01, 1967 comprising 10 municipalities with Digos as its capital.
 
The province derives its name from the word Daba-Daba, a Bagobo word used to refer to the Sacred Brass which belongs to the legendary Bagobo chieftain name Dato Duli.
 
Davao del Sur lies on the southeastern portion of Mindanao between 125deg 43min east longitude and between 5deg 20min and 6deg 58min north latitude. Including Davao City, it has total land area of 637,762 hectares. It is bounded on the north by Davao province, on the east by Davao Gulf, on the west by the provinces of Saranggani and South Cotabato and on the South by the Mindanao Sea.
 
Davao City is a sprawling metropolis of over 2.2 million people located in the southeastern part of Mindanao. It is one of the largest cities in the world with a land area of 244,361 hectares.
 
The city has abundant source of potable water, Located in a typhoon –free zone, its tropical weather is characterized by even distribution of climatic elements all year round. Strategically located in the Asia-Pacific rim, the city serves as a gateway to the world. It is a key player in the flourishing industrial hub called the Brunei Darussalem-Indonesia-Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN growth area or BIMP-EAGA. On the west, the city’s boundary line cuts through the highest peak in west, the city’s boundary line cuts through the highest peak in the country, the inactive Mt Apo at 3,142 meters above sea level.
 
 
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