ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

(ERDS)

The Ecosystems Research and Development Service (ERDS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 12 was created pursuant to Section 20   of Executive Order No. 192 (1987)   otherwise known as the Reorganization Act of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This Office is headed by a Regional Technical Director and under the Regional Executive Director. The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB), one of DENR’s staff bureaus which supervises and coordinates all technological researches undertaken by field offices (ERDS), assess and translates all recommendable findings, and disseminate such findings for all possible users and clientele. The ERDS, being the research arm of DENR Regional Office, is mandated to provide technical assistance to the different service sectors of the region by conducting researches for appropriate technologies recommended for various projects.

The table below shows the RDE activities. 

RDE ACTIVITIES

 

PROJECT/STUDY TITLE

PROVINCE

STATUS

1

Survey of bamboo stands and establishment of national/regional database of economically important     bamboo resources in the Philippines

Cotabato and

Sultan Kudarat

On going

 

 

 

 

2

 Tree improvement program for indigenous and endangered species

Regionwide

On going

 

 

 

 

3

Biosafety and Biosecurity Measures for the conservation and Management of Biodiversity

Regionwide

On going

 

 

 

 

4

Biosecurity measures for the protection of biodiversity from invasive alien species 

Regionwide

On going

 

 

 

 

 

 Regional Clonal Nursery

The Regional Clonal Nursery of Region 12 is within the 100-hectare experimental forest of the Cotabato Provincial Forest and Ecotourism Park, AmasKidapawan City. It is where naturally-growing native tree species are found like white lauan, red lauan, bagtikan, dao,etc  as sources of seeds for the production of high quality seedlings.

The clonal nursery is 1.5 kilometers from the Provincial Capitol of Cotabato and 15 kilometers away from the Kidapawan City Hall. 

It has a state-of-the-art Rooting Chambers, Recovery Shed, Potting Shed and Hardening Area with a total production capacity of 175, 000 clone seedlings per year.  A clone seedling is the exact copy of the original individual tree.

 

LATEST NEWS

TRAINING WORKSHOP ON DUGONG CONSERVATION

The DENR XII office of the Protected Area Superintendent in partnership with the Conservation and Development Division initiated the Training Workshop on Dugong Conservation and Monitoring of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS) at Greenleaf Hotel in General Santos City from December 8-10.

Dr. Lemnuel Aragones, director of the University of the Philippines Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology and Head of the Marine Mammal Resource and Stranding Laboratory speaks with some 35 participants from LGUs covered by the SBPS and partner enforcement agencies.

The activity focuses on addressing the issues on dugong strandings in SBPS. SWOT Analysis and Mapping of Potential Threats in Sarangani Bay are among the tools used to analyze the situation.

From 2016 to 2017, the Sarangani Protected Area Management Board recorded nine (9) dugong strandings in SBPS. (MMAdam) Photos: CA Dandan

NGP in Google Map