PAJE DELIVERS PH STATEMENT ON PARIS AGREEMENT

PAJE DELIVERS PH STATEMENT ON PARIS AGREEMENT

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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje delivers the Philippine statement during the high level signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement held April 22 at the UN headquarters in New York.  Paje said the Philippines, a highly vulnerable developing nation, has already taken steps to pursue national actions to address climate change through its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC).  Paje signed the Paris agreement by virtue of a special authority from President Aquino. ### 














 

PWD EMPLOYEE ‘RESCUED’

PWD EMPLOYEE ‘RESCUED’

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Members of the DENR responding team evacuate a Person with Disability (PWD) employee from the second floor of the DENR main building during the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Thursday.   The activity was also in line with the Department's commitment in its EMS Health and Wellness Program to promote awareness and preparedness among employees during emergencies and disasters. A total of 846 employees participated in the activity. ### 








 

 

DENR EARTHQUAKE DRILL

DENR EARTHQUAKE DRILL

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Members of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Team (DRRMT) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) place a "victim" on a stretcher before moving him to the designated evacuation area during the nationwide earthquake preparedness drill Thursday. Capt. Joebert Q. Tolentino, Jr., chief of the Training and Response Office of the Disaster and Emergency Responders International (not in photo), who oversaw the activity, said the evacuation clocked in five minutes and 32 seconds, well within the ideal time of seven minutes from the end of the siren until the last person passed through the safe zone. ### 








 

 

 

FOREST FIRE ON MT. APO

FOREST FIRE ON MT. APO

mt-apo-fire2-web3Forest fire continues on Mt. Apo even as firefighter volunteers from various communities and agencies of the government, including 40 technical staff of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have been mobilized to contain the fire.  As this developed, Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje has called for a temporary closure to mountain climbing activities in the protected area.  ###FOREST FIRE ON MT. APO.  Forest fire continues on Mt. Apo even as firefighter volunteers from various communities and agencies of the government, including 40 technical staff of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have been mobilized to contain the fire.  As this developed, Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje has called for a temporary closure to mountain climbing activities in the protected area.  ### 








 

MASCOT ‘ISALVON’

MASCOT ‘ISALVON’

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‘Isalvon” – the mascot for the near extinct Isabela Oriole (inset) debuts as the symbol of wildlife conservation program within the 359,486-hectare Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP).  The mascot’s unveiling coincided with the launching of the ‘LAWIN Forest and Biodiversity Protection System’ which seeks to boost the country’s campaign against illegal wildlife trading and poaching using internet and high-tech wireless communication gadgets.  Gracing the event are DENR Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio (2nd from right), DENR Asst. Secretary Marcial Amaro (left) and Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Theresa Mundita Lim (2nd from left).  Also in photo are United States Agency for International Development Officer Jeremy Gustafson, Chemonics-Asia official Andrew Lewis (right), and representative of the Aeta communities inside NSMNP Mimla Gadyaa (3rd from right). ### 







 

 

 

DENR-GIZ PACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF PANAY

DENR-GIZ PACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF PANAY

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon J. P, Paje (left) presents the three-year agreement for the implementation of the Forest and Climate (FORCLIM) Protection Panay Phase II  to further boost biodiversity protection efforts in Panay Island  through a grant fund of   4-million euro from THE government of Germany through GIZ. German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski  (center)  witnessed the signing held recently at the  Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center in Quezon City, with Dr. Bernd Markus Liss  (left), director and principal advisor on Climate Program of GIZ, signing in behalf of GIZ Country Director Dr. Andreas Kalk. Also in photo is DENR-Foreign Assisted and Special Project Office (FASPO) Director Edwin Domingo. ### 









 

 

GLOBAL PARTNERS IN BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION

GLOBAL PARTNERS IN BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION

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German Ambassador to the Philippines Thomas Ossowski (left) congratulates Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje with a handshake after citing the Philippines as “Germany’s strategic partner” in the global efforts to conserve the world’s forests and biodiversities.  The photo was taken during the signing  of  an agreement on  Germany’s granting   of some  4 million euro  for the implementation of   Forest and Climate (FORCLIM) Protection Panay Phase II  which seeks to boost the government’s  conservation efforts in Panay Island whose biodiversity richness is cited as being “globally important.” ### 












 

 

 

FAO REP

FAO REP

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Jose Luis Fernandez, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative to the Philippines, graces Monday’s celebration of International Day of Forests (IFD) held at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City.  Fernandez also served as judge to the photo contest organized by the Forest Management Bureau, which drew more than a hundred entries from photo enthusiasts nationwide. The photo contest was anchored on theme, Forests and Water. ### 









TOP 20 PHOTOS

 

TOP 20 PHOTOS

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Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) led by Undersecretary Analiza Teh (left) view carefully the top 20 photos as they serve as judges in the photo contest conducted by the Forest Management Bureau (BFD) in consonance with the annual celebration of March 21 as the International Day of Forests. Themed “Forests and Water,” the photos, currently on display at the DENR lobby, were screened from more than a hundred entries from various photo enthusiasts nationwide.  Other judges are (to Usec Teh’s left) Assistant Secretary Anselmo Abungan, Assistant Secretary Marcial Amaro, and FAO representative to the Philippines Jose Luis Fernandez (right).  Also in attendance are other DENR officials and employees. ### 







 

 

 

 

2016 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS

 

  2016 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS

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Forest Management Bureau Director Ricardo Calderon explains the critical role of forests in providing livelihood support to more than 1.6 billion people on earth, serving as home to more than 80% of terrestrial species of plants and animals, including insects, and in mitigating climate change.  Calderon likewise stressed during the Monday flag ceremony, which coincided with the celebration of International Day of Forests (IFD), of the need to continue with the rehabilitation of open, denuded and degraded forestlands, covering around 7.1 million hectares, as envisioned in Executive Order No. 193 issued by President Aquino.  This year’s IDF theme is ‘Celebrating Forests and Water’. ### 








 

 

IMAGES OF FORESTS AND WATER

 

  IMAGES OF FORESTS AND WATER

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“Breathtaking and compelling” -- that’s how Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Jonas Leones describe the top 20 photos up for final judging by  officials of DENR, including Leones, during today’s ceremony held to celebrate the International Day of Forests.  More than a hundred photo entries were received by the Forest Management Bureau to its photo contest held to promote public awareness on the critical role of forests in ensuring the country’s water supply, in support of this year’s IFD theme “Celebrating Forests and Water”. ###