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DENR-XI watches over Philippine Eagle nesting site in Davao City

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-XI (DENR-XI) said they will be constantly watching over the Mt Makibol-Alikoson Conservation Area (MMACA) in Marilog, Davao City which is an identified Philippine Eagle nesting site.

A part of the conservation forest became controversial when various petitioners spearheaded by environmentalist groups opposed the granting of a tree-cutting permit to a private landowner on 12.2-hectare property located inside the MMACA. The cutting would involve 121 full-grown trees of various species.

The cutting area was determined to be close to the nesting site of a Philippine Eagle.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte in a letter dated December 7 and addressed to DENR-XI declared the city government’s support to the move of the petitioners in opposing the granting of the tree-cutting permit in the area.

During an interview yesterday (Jan. 17) DENR-XI Regional Executive Director Bagani Fidel Evasco said the permit to cut issued to the landowner had already expired (Dec. 18) and they (DENR) had not renewed it. READ MORE

CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDER ISSUED VS. DAVAO ORIENTAL NICKEL MINING FIRM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources- XI (DENR-XI) thru its attached agency the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-XI has issued a show cause and cease-and-desist order to the Riverbend Consolidated Mining Corporation which operated by Arc Nickel Resources Inc. (ANRI) for causing the river siltation in Banaybanay, Davao Oriental.

After heavy rains on January 13-14 residents living along Mapagba and Pinatatagan Rivers in Banaybanay town in Davao Oriental discovered that their once clear rivers have turned to orange due to silt. READ MORE

DAVAO DEL NORTE: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR SANTO TOMAS FROM DENR

May be an image of text that says '#AKSYONSAKALIKASAN EVANGELISTA ADMIN RECEIVES SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT FROM EMB-DENR 11 'TATAY ERNING' THANKS EMB-DENR XI FOR PROVIDING BRAND NEW SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT TO LGU The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XI has turned over on Wednesday, 15, 2021 set brand new Solid Waste Management Equipment the Santo Tomas LGU headed by Mayor Ernesto "Tatay Erning" Evangelista. EVANGELISTA LEGAC ★** @SantoTomasDavNorLGU Bagong @santotomasLGU EMODOUGSDNMHODRNOTT'

To sustain the gains of Mayor Ernesto “Tatay Erning” Evangelista administration’s pro-environment programs and insofar as the implementation of the solid waste management program, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has turned over on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 a set of Solid Waste Management Equipment consisting of brand new Biodegradable Waste Shredder and a brand new Composter with various accessories and consumables such as hard hats, industrial gloves and goggles, ear plus, respiratory gas mask, rubber boots, inoculants, enzymes, additives, among others.

The equipment and materials were received by Mr. Armando Baguio, the Officer-In-Charge of the Municipal Environment & Natural Resources Office (MENRO) at the MEPEC Office from the EMB-DENR XI .

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GOVERNMENT TO LIMIT NUMBER OF MINING OPERATORS

MGB: Proposed policy to boost mining ops nationwide: MGB

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) is proposing the implementation of a policy that allows only one operator per mining tenement in the country.Implementing such policy will help improve the execution of mining agreements and… Read More

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Rescued eagle to be released back into the wild

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-13 (Caraga) announced the scheduled release of a Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) that was rescued earlier this year in Surigao del Sur.

In a statement on Thursday (Nov. 4), DENR-13 said the rescued Philippine eagle will be released back into the wild on Nov. 17.

“Rajah Cabungsuan is a male eagle over five years old. He is named after the barangay in Lingig, Surigao del Sur where he was rescued last March 23,” it said. READ MORE

COP26 is Earth’s last best hope vs. climate change

LOCSINL This is the world’s last-ditch effort to save the planet

The ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference 26 (COP26) is the “last best hope” of Earth in the face of human-induced climate change, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said as he joined urgent calls to finalize the Paris Agreement rulebook.”This is the world’s… Read More

Over 100 world leaders sign declaration on reversing forest loss

Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

GLASGOW, Scotland – More than 100 world leaders signed a declaration Monday committing to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030.Under the agreement, 12 countries also pledged to spend USD12 billion in public funds between 2021 and 2025 to protect and restore forests and an… Read More