As part of the machinery that makes things happen in our environment and natural resources, we in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources particularly in these parts of the country have to do our mandate. We belong to a very critical department.
We have been given the mandate to fulfill. Together with our clienteles, the people, on us lies our country’s environmental fate—the air that we breath, the water that sustains ourselves and the plants and animals, our land, our forests, our minerals. We have a say into all facets of man’s daily existence on this fragile earth. We have to perform and perform well our mandate for us and for our fellow countrymen.
The contents of this website therefore are the data and facts obtaining in this, our beautiful Cordillera region. The statistics contained herein came from our latest data bases, some of which were sourced from other government agencies and other instrumentalities.
Our aim of making this web site was not only to accomplish our set targets and inform the people about the environment and natural resources’ situationer but we have to make sure that we are doing things for the benefit not only of the people but most especially the environment. Thus making sure that life continues on this, our Mother Earth.
We continued to look for ways and means to pursue our mandate. Along the way, we came upon and initiated some innovations. We have responded to what the people and the environment need. We have initiated projects that we see will make life a little better in the future. From our field personnel to our regional managers, the support staff and our technical people, all did their parts wholeheartedly. We could say that we have done our share! We did our assigned tasks and we did it competently.
At the end of the day, we hope that our data could be understood well and be of use by the browser in whatever purpose it maybe.
We are not stopping from there though, we continue to network with other agencies, non-government organizations, local government units, our leaders and the people themselves into looking for ways and means to improve our environmental situation and to continue to promote the objectives of sustainable development.
With God’s grace and the continuing belief and support of our leaders in our abilities to implement programs and projects for the betterment of our environment, we shall continue to give our best, to serve and to perform to the Cordilleras and the Filipino nation!
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2017 Asian Waterbird Census Conducted at Alfonso Lista
The 2017 Asian Waterbird Census and the International Black Faced Spoonbill Census (IBSC) was done at Maris and Magat Dams spillways, Namillangan and Sto Domingo, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao on January 13, 2017. The activity was to count, monitor and capture different species of waterbirds dwelling in the reservoirs. It was also to spot and take photo of new specie called the Black Faced Spoonbill that is said to have migrated to the dams as its new habitat.
The Census was participated by the different offices, schools and organizations led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) attended by representatives of the different PENROs and CENROs of DENR-CAR, in coordination with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of A. Lista, Ifugao as the Municipality host, the National Power Corporation (NPC) Isabela, SN Aboitiz, National Irrigators Association (NIA), Ifugao State University (IFSU) and Benguet State University (BSU) represented by some Instructors and students, Wildlife Enforcement Officer (WEO) CENRO A. Lista designated and members of the Wildlife Photographers Association (WPA) Baguio city as lead photo captures of the different kinds of waterbirds.
The participants from the different PENRO and CENRO offices arrived on the 11th day of January 2017 and had an orientation at the CENRO A. Lista, Namillangan A. Lista, Ifugao on January 12, 2017 in the morning regarding the details of the activity and had another orientation in the afternoon of the same date with all the participants from the different Institutions and Organizations at the SB Office, Municipal Hall, A. Lista, Ifugao to further explain the essence and flow of the activity. It was decided that it should consist of Two (2) schedules of counting; the 1st schedule was at 5:00 PM (sunset) of January 12, 2107 right after the orientation and the 2nd was at 6:00 AM (sunrise) on January 13, 2017 with two (2) teams per schedule having two (2) locations, one at Maris and the other one at Magat Dam simultaneously.
The two teams with different locations had spotted, counted and captured various species of birds such as Heron, Egret and the Philippine Duck. Details of the sighting of the Black Faced Spoonbill, other species and the official count of the species mentioned were said to be consolidated and to be published/reported by members of DENR-CAR Biodiversity Division, Baguio City.
After the conduct of the Census, the participants took the opportunity to enjoy some of the amenities of the proposed Eco- Tourism Park of the Municipality of A. Lista, these include sight-seeing, boating and the 1000 steps hiking. They all departed in the afternoon of January 13, 2017. |C. A. Lista, PBalao