DENR-CENRO CORON Activities for the
Celebration of the Month of the Ocean and
International Day for Biological Diversity 
by: Jean I. Ignacio

 

In celebration with the Month of the Ocean (MOO), with the theme “Biodiversity for Food SeaCUREity,” and the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD), with the theme, “Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their livelihoods,” the Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Office of Coron, led by CENR Officer Eriberto B. Saños conducted cleanup activities last May 21, 2016 at Gutchie Falls and Pupualan River, both in Barangay Decalachao, Coron, Palawan and are within the Busuanga Pasture Reserve (BPR).

During the cleanup activities, CENR Officer Saños emphasized the value of biodiversity. A lecture on Climate Change was also conducted by Saños a day before the said cleanup activity which was participated by the personnel of CENRO-CORON.

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“No longer just pen and paper”

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“No longer just pen and paper.” This was the sigh of relief of Arnil Junia, a forest protection officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) attending a training on proper gun handling, operation, and firing by the Philippine National Police on November 8, 2017.

Forester Junia shared how demoralizing it is for a field officer to face armed violators without any tool but pen and paper. He added that their lives as forest officers are often in danger every time they apprehend illegal loggers, kaingineros, and wildlife poachers.

Another forest protection officer, Mark Anthony Gabuco, shared that, more often than not, they encounter violent resistance when they apprehend violators. Gabuco emphasized the need to improve their capacity to defend themselves so they can efficiently perform their job as law enforcer.

Junia and Gabuco, both from Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Brooke’s Point, are among the 143 forest officers undergoing training on law enforcement and forest protection in Puerto Princesa on November 6-10, 2017. Apart from gun handling and test firing, the training also includes lectures on  read more...

 

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