2018 Asian Water Bird Census commemorated

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources XII through Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) General Santos City participated in the of Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2018.Activities conducted were as follows; consecutive bird watching by CENRO AWC Team on January 16-18, 2018 at Mudflats of Purok - 4, Minanga, Salt Farm of Purok Asinan and Mangrove Areas of Minanga, of the said city.

After such activity, the team has documented at least five - hundred seventeen (517) waterbirds of various species were cited composed of Great Egret, Asiatic Dowitcher, King Fisher, Great Knot, Wood Sandpiper, Cattle Egret and Brahminy Kite.

The census aims, among others, to provide the basis for estimates of waterbird populations; monitoring changes in waterbird numbers and distribution by regular, standardized counts of representative wetlands; improving knowledge of little-known waterbird species and wetland sites; identifying and monitoring (networks of) sites that are important for waterbirds in general and, more specifically, identifying and monitoring sites that qualify as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands; to render information on the conservation status of waterbird species, for use by international agreements; and increasing awareness of the importance of waterbirds and their wetland habitats at local, national and international levels.

The Asian Water Bird Census is being held every January, where volunteers across Asia and Australasia visit wetlands in their respective countries and count waterbirds.This event is part of a global waterbird monitoring programme named;International Waterbird Census, coordinated by Wetlands International.

The AWC was initiated in 1987 in the Indian subcontinent and has grown rapidly to cover the region of Asia, from Afghanistan eastwards to Japan, Southeast Asia and Australasia.It includes the entire East Asian-Australasian Flyway and a large part of the Central Asian Flyway. This also runs parallel to other regional programmes of the International Waterbird Census of waterbirds in Africa, Europe, West Asia, the Neotropics and the Caribbean. 
(Reports from: SAADucut Photos:CENROGSC/RPAO/DENRXII)

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(May 8, 2018, City of Koronadal) The Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office CENRO - General Santos City conducted a Consultative Meeting and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Law Enforcement with the Lumber Dealers and WPP Holders operating within its area of jurisdiction on May 2, 2018 at Buayan, General Santos City.

The formulation of an organization of CENRO - General Santos City with Lumber Dealers and WPP Holders Association was one of the highlights of the said activity, an initiative in line with the implementation of the Roadmap on Environmental Crime Reduction in Region XII.

Attendees were lectured on the provisions of Executive Order or EO 23 known as “Declaring A Moratorium on the Cutting and harvesting of Timber in the Natural and Residual Forests and Creating the Anti - Illegal Logging Task Force“; DAO 97-32 or the “1997 Rules for the Administrative Adjudication of Illegal Forest Products and the Machinery, Equipment, Tools and Conveyances Used in Connection Therewith”; and Tree Registration (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 99-20).

On the latter part, an open forum was the finale to address all their concerns and clarifications on the aforementioned matter.(KBBenpolok/SAADucut/CENROGSC/DENR/RPAO)

IN PHOTO. (Regional Director RD Nilo Tamoria (center,in black jacket), PENRO Radzak Sinarimbo (3rd,L-R), OIC - CENRO - Gensan Abdul Cariga (3rd,R-L) with staff together with the group of Lumber Dealers and WPP Holders of CENRO - General Santos City.)

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