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. 







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

Cotabato and

Sultan Kudarat

On going






 Tree improvement program for indigenous and endangered species


On going






Biosafety and Biosecurity Measures for the conservation and Management of Biodiversity


On going






Biosecurity measures for the protection of biodiversity from invasive alien species 


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.



Tayo Ang Solusyon Sa Polusyon.

DENR XII through Conservation Development Division CDD and Coastal Resource Foreshore Mngt. Section had a kick off activity last September 13 ,2018 for the International Coastal Cleanup ICC Day,being celebrated every 3rd Saturday of this month, that is today September 15, 2018. This year's ICC theme is; "Tayo Ang Solusyon Sa Polusyon." 

COLON, MAASIM SARANGANI PROVINCE – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Conservation and Development Division commenced International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) yesterday, September 13, 2018.

This activity was headed by the MENR Officer of Maasim Alejandra G. Sison, together with the support of the LGU officials of Colon.

This clean-up activity was made successful along with the active participation of our field office PENRO Sarangani, our partner agencies Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine National Police – Maasim, faculty and students of Colon National High School and also 4P’s members and Bantay Dagat.

There were more than 20 sacks of garbage that were collected from the coast which are mostly composed of candy wrappers, plastics, straws, stirrers, nylons, styrofoam, ties, garments and sachet products.

“Tayo ang Solusyon sa Polusyon” (this year’s ICC theme) is a great reminder that we are the main remedy of our current battle with waste materials and that, our responsible being is the key to a healthy and clean environment.


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