RECOGNIZING BRAVERY

 RECOGNIZING BRAVERY

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Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje (second from right) together with Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno (extreme left), representing the Environmental Heroes Foundation, Inc., and Fr. Pablito C. Malibiran (right), representing former Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, award the plaque of heroism to the wife of the late Isidro L. dela Peña, Adelita and son Clyde, during awarding ceremonies for environmental heroes held June 29, 2016 at the DENR Social Hall in Quezon City. Dela Peña, a forester in DENR-Region 11, was gunned down in 2003 for his role in apprehending four container vans containing P1.4 million worth of illegally cut lumber at Sasa Wharf. ### 



 

 

 

 

RECOGNIZING ENVIRONMENTAL HERO OF LAGUNA

RECOGNIZING ENVIRONMENTAL HERO OF LAGUNA

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Former Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno (2nd from right) is joined by DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje (left) and Fr. Pablito S. Malibiran (right), in recognizing the heroism of Logendrin Aranca, a former forest ranger of CENRO Los Baños, Laguna, who was killed in 1995 after apprehending a vehicle with contraband logs. The posthumous recognition came with a plaque awarded to Aranca’s wife Jocelyn (center) and their daughter Mary Ann during ceremonies at the DENR Social Hall on June 29. Aranca’s family is also entitled to financial assistance from the Environmental Heroes Foundation, Inc., chaired by Puno. ### 



 

 

 

 

 

MANUAL ON FOREST RESTORATION

 

MANUAL ON FOREST RESTORATION

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Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje (center) receives from Energy Development Corporation (EDC) Vice President for Corporate Affairs Ricky Carandang (right) and EDC Environment and Watershed Management Division head Atty. Allan Barcena (left) copies of the Field Manual on Forest Restoration using Indigenous Species, during a turnover held at his office in Quezon City. Paje said the manual, developed by EDC in collaboration with the Visayas State University, is both relevant and timely in the light of President Aquino’s directive expanding the implementation of the National Greening Program up to 2018 to cover the remaining degraded areas in the country.  The manual comprises three modules tackling site species matching, production of quality planting materials, and forest restoration in grasslands, brushlands and forest gaps.### 



 

 

 

DENR-UP PACT ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

DENR-UP PACT ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Jonas Leones and University of the Philippines (UP)  President  Alfredo Pascual  forge an agreement for the implementation of the project “Integrated Research and Development Grant for High Value Crops”, including the construction of a Mechanized Seedling Nursery on a 3-hectare lot at UP in Los Banos, Laguna and the conversion of the biotech laboratory of UPLB-College of Forestry and Natural Resources into a modern clonal nursery.  Witnessing the signing at the UPLB grounds are (seated right) UPLB Chancellor Fernando Sanchez, Jr. and UPLB-CFNR Dean Willie Abasolo (standing). ### 




 

 

MECHANIZED NURSERY

 

DENR-UP PACT ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Jonas Leones and University of the Philippines (UP) President Alfredo Pascual  (right  and  2nd  from right, respectively) lead the groundbreaking rites for the construction of a Mechanized Seedling Nursery on a three-hectare land provided by the UP Los Banos in Laguna. The facility, which is designed to produce at least 15 million high-quality tree seedlings annually for the National Greening Program. Also in photo are (from left) DENR-Region 4A Director Reynulfo  Juan , UPLB Chancellor  Fernando Sanchez, Jr. UPLB-CFNR Dean Willie Abasolo and ASEAN Center for Biodiversity Executive Director Roberto Oliva  (partially hidden). ### 




 

 

SYLVATROP@40

SYLVATROP@40

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje (center) cuts the ribbon to formally open the exhibit showcasing the 40th anniversary of Sylvatrop, the agency’s premier technical journal, at the DENR main lobby last June 6. Paje proudly shared that, out of 777 scientific and academic journals in the Philippines, Sylvatrop is one of only 28 included in the master list of journals by Thomson Reuters. Paje is joined by other DENR officials led by Director Henry Adornado (to Paje’s right) of the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau, which publishes the journal once or twice a year. ### 




 

HANDLE WITH CARE

 

 HANDLE WITH CARE

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Veterinarians of the Biodiversity Management Bureau, led by Dr. Rizza Salinas (left), try to calm a juvenile Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) by shielding its eyes from its surroundings and its body from the cold temperature as it undergoes an initial medical check at the wildlife rescue center at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City. The juvenile eagle was accidentally captured in San Luis, Aurora by an upland farmer.  It was turned over to the field office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Dingalan, Aurora, which in turn, transported it to the wildlife rescue center on Thursday. The raptor is a critically endangered species that is protected by law from poachers and hunters. DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje has reiterated his call on Filipinos to help save the endangered Philippine eagle as “it is a unique heritage found only in this part of the world, and the Filipinos’ gift to the global community.” ### 







 

PH BIODIVERSITY’S HEAVYWEIGHT

 

PH BIODIVERSITY’S HEAVYWEIGHT

16-06-14--PH-biodiversity-heavyweight-webVeterinarians at the wildlife rescue center at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City weigh a 4.25-kilogram juvenile Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) turned over by a community office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Dingalan, Aurora to the Biodiversity Management Bureau. The eagle was rescued from a forested area in Brgy. Diteki, San Luis in Aurora province. The vets declared the eagle stressed from its capture and transport and a bit undernourished, but relatively unharmed. It will undergo further medical assessment before being released back into the wild. DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje has reiterated his call on  Filipinos to help save the endangered Philippine eagle as “it is a unique heritage found only in this part of the world, and the Filipinos’ gift to the global community.” ### 







 

 

 

RESCUED PHILIPPINE EAGLE

 

RESCUED PHILIPPINE EAGLE

16-06-15--Rescued-Philippine-eagle-webDr. Rizza Salinas, head veterinarian of the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Biodiversity Management Bureau, leads the initial examination of a juvenile Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) turned over recently by a community office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Dingalan, Aurora. The eagle was rescued by an upland farmer in San Luis, Aurora from a trap intended for monkeys. Salinas later declared the eagle in overall good condition despite a broken feather shaft and the stress from its short captivity and long journey to Quezon City. It will undergo further medical assessment before being released back into the wild. DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje has reiterated his call on  Filipinos to help save the endangered Philippine eagle as “it is a unique heritage found only in this part of the world, and the Filipinos’ gift to the global community.” ### 







 

 

 

LEARNING EVENT ON BIODIVERSITY-FRIENDLY EXTERPRISES

 

LEARNING EVENT ON BIODIVERSITY-FRIENDLY EXTERPRISES

16-05-13--Learning-event-on-biodiversity-friendly--enterprises-webRepresentatives of women's organizations share their stories and learnings on managing biodiversity-friendly enterprises during the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD) celebration on Friday at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.   Presenters include (upper photo) Sta. Teresita, Cagayan Mayor Lolita Garcia for Bakung Enterprise (left) and Rhoda Po-An of Antique Development Foundation, and (lower photo) Josephine Dela Cruz of Malampaya Pancol Multipurpose Cooperative (left) and Virginia H. Bañaga, president of Tulungan sa Kabuhayan ng Calawis, Inc.  This year’s IDBD theme is "Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods.” ###







 

 

 

2016 SELFIE FOR BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOOD WINNER

2016 SELFIE FOR BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOOD WINNER

16-05-12--2016-Selfie-for-Biodiversity-and-Livelihood--winner-webArchitect Allan Q. Quesada (left) is all smiles having won the grand prize for his entry, “Arc in the Livelihood Stairway” in the photo competition ‘2016 Selfie for Biodiversity and Livelihood’ launched by the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the DENR.  On hand to award his winning of an all-expense paid trip for two to any ASEAN Heritage/Protected/Biodiversity Area of his choice under the jurisdiction of DENR or project site of GIZ-Protected Area Management Enhancement Project are Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Mundita S. Lim, (right), ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Finance and Administration Chief Atty. Genalyn A. Bagon-Soriano (center) and Berthold Schirm of GIZ. ###