DENR field offices in Palawan celebrate World Wildlife Day
by: Marsha Ocampo, Marie Kris Matibag, Rhea Juab, and Lucila Garagara
Themed “The Future of Wildlife is in our Hands,” the DENR field offices in PALAWAN organized different activities in celebration of the World Wildlife Day on March 03, 2016.
The PENRO and CENROs of Palawan participated in the Palawan Kiddie Wildlife Summit organized by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in Brgy. Irawan, Puerto Princesa City which was also attended by the PCSD Personnel, PENRO Palawan, JCI Members of Puerto Princesa, led by JCI President Charlene Chui, selected members of the 3rd Marine Brigade led by Capt. Reyson O. Talingdan, members of the Candis III Marketing Cooperative, and grades five and six students of Tagburos Elementary School. The activities for the celebration included a MOA Signing for the protection and conservation of marine turtles in the province between the PCSD, Arena Island Marine Turtle Sanctuary Resort, Candis 3 Marketing Cooperative, Kaliksi Island Resort, and JCI Peacock. The CENRO for Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Services (PAWCZMS) personnel also participated in releasing the hatchlings of Olive Ridley Marine Turtles in Sitio Tagkawayan, Barangay. Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City together with Ms. Lorivhel Atrero, Conservation Officer of Candis 3 Marketing Cooperative.
CENRO Brooke’s Point, under the leadership of CENRO Florencio C. Diaz, conducted an Information Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign in Brooke’s Point Central Elementary School last March 2016. The team showed an Audio Visual Presentation to raise awareness about wildlife conservation, and organized games for the kids.
CENRO Taytay also conducted an IEC Campaign at Julio Arzaga Elementary School (JAES) last March 8, 2016. The celebration was highlighted with lectures on environment to stand and fight against wildlife crime and to conserve and protect the wildlife population. Around 300 students from grades five and six participated in the said event including teachers and the staff of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development.
All the activities conversed on the importance of wildlife to humans and the consequences of their extinction. They have placed emphasis on the ecological, economic, recreational, scientific, aesthetic, and cultural values of wildlife as well as their vital role in the livelihood of the communities.