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DENR is the primary agency responsible for the sustainable use, development, management, renewal and conservation of the country’s forest, mineral land, off-shore areas and other natural resources including the protection and enhancement of the quality of the environment and the equitable access of the different segments of the population to the development and use of the country’s natural resources, not only for the present but for the future generation too. On the other hand, in terms of its strategic location for wood industry, Davao del Norte serves as a market center or destination of wood deliveries coming from neighboring provinces and CARAGA Region, a jump-off station for shippers to Davao City and Manila, and value-adding of raw materials for further processing of wood.