Monday Mar, 30 2020 06:03:00 AM

Climate Change/Environment

2 “tarsiers” rescued, released in Cotabato province 

COTABATO CITY  – Two more “Tarsiers” (Tarsius syrichta) have been rescued in North Cotabato and were sent back to the wild, environment officials today said.

CENR Officer Badjury H. Mustapha, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO), said the two primates were found by Nasrudin Angkong, a resident of Barangay Langayen, Pikit, North Cotabato.

Angkong told environment officials that he found the two primates while he was clearing his farm lot last Sunday.

Young Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle rescued in NoCot

COTABATO CITY – A juvenile Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus pinskeri) is under the care and monitoring of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 12 (Soccsksargen) following its rescue in the fields of Magpet, North Cotabato.

A concerned citizen, Louige Allan Tutor of Barangay Magkaalam, Magpet, posted online on Monday a photo of the rescued raptor, asking the DENR regional office to help secure the endangered bird species.

The department's station in Magpet took the feeble raptor under its care.

DENR-12, USAID intensify drive vs. environmental offenders in Sarangani Bay

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Protect Wildlife Project and partner stakeholders has stepped up efforts to protect the Sarangani Bay through the conduct of the two-day first enforcement summit on Tuesday, March 3, this city.

DENR-12, LGU Maitum to establish "Dakeol Forest" as critical habitat

MAITUM, Sarangani province - The Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR) XII through the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba, Sarangani province and the Local Government Unit of Maitum have identified some 3,000 hectares of forest lands to be declared as “critical habitat” to ensure safety of several species in Barangay Batian here.

GenSan garbage collector: “Waste management awareness makes our job easier"

 DENR Soccsksargen · 5 hrs ·    EASIER JOB. “Waste management awareness makes our job easier. (DENR-12)

This was the statement of one of the street sweepers General Santos City during a conversation Wednesday afternoon with some personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12, undergoing training on information dissemination.

Allan Fernandez, administrative aide of the city government and assigned to maintain cleanliness in some parts of the city’s public market, said that the people in GenSan are now more disciplined in managing their wastes compared to previous years.

DENR-12, partners to celebrate SBPS Week 2020

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -  To celebrate Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS) Week in March, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Protected Area Management Board (PAMB-SBPS) and partners underscored activities through a press conference at Veranza Mall here.

The press conference was one of the highlights of the upcoming SBPS Week in March which also happens to be the commemoration of the SBPS 24th Anniversary.

DENR-12, partners release sea turtle in Sarangani Bay

MAITUM, SARANGANI PROVINCE – A female Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) commonly known as "Pawikan" returned to its natural habitat after it was released recently in Sarangani Bay by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 and its partners.

Kiamba Community ENR Officer Dr. Ali M. Hadjinasser together with Maitum Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit, partner stakeholders, some personnel of the DENR and local government unit of Maitum witnessed the releasing of the marine species at the coastal waters of Sitio Saub, Maitum town on February 3.

DENR-12 personnel sighted thousands of waterbirds in Sultan Kudarat

TACURONG CITY – Thousands of various waterbird species were sighted at Lake Buluan in Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat during the recently conducted annual Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) activity of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12.

The AWC activity was spearheaded by Tacurong City Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) last January 22 to 23 to provide basis for estimates of waterbird population, determine changes in their numbers and improve knowledge of little-known waterbird species and wetland sites.

DENR-12 execs sign MOA with Kiamba LGU for waste analysis study

KIAMBA, South Cotabato - Environment officials in the Soccsksargen region have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the local government here and awarded financial assistance for the conduct of Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS).

No less than Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-12) Regional Executive Director Dr. Sabdullah C. Abubacar, CESO IV and Environment Management Bureau (EMB-12) Regional Director Engr. Omar M. Saikol signed the MOA during ceremonies in Kiamba on Thursday, June 23, 2020.

DENR-12 hosts 3rd eNGP Peoples Organizations’ Summit 2020

CITY OF KORONADAL – Some 160 People’s Organizations (POs) have participated in the 3rd enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP) Summit 2020 conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 in Koronadal City last January 16 to 17, 2020. 

The activity aims to enhance and improve the implementation of eNGP through collaborative partnership with various POs, recognize achievements, and encourage POs to sustain the gains of eNGP for their benefits and the environment.


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