Photo Releases

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 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. ###

‘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). ###

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. ###