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.



DENR XII holds River for the Future Symposium



KORONADAL CITY - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources XII together with the Environmental Management Bureau XII, Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII, Local Government Unit of Koronadal and B’lok Creek Management Council pushed for the “River for the Future Symposium” as a pre-information campaign for the upcoming region-wide simultaneous LINIS ILOG SOX event, yesterday, March 19 at Koronadal City Hall.


Around 150 participants from the different barangays of Koronadal City were informed of the Salient Features of the Solid Waste Management, the Water Quality of the B’lok Creek, Tips on Sustainable Management of Rivers and the Linis Ilog Project.

 DENR XII Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria underscored that Clean Water is one of DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu’s priority program based on the 10-point agenda. 

 “DENR is committed to improve the conditions of the rivers in the country. Sec. Cimatu ordered the DENR to lead the river clean-up throughout the country, said Director Tamoria.

 Director Tamoria further cited the closure of Boracay and other water bodies and the need to recover from pollution.

 RED Tamoria also encouraged the participants to make it a habit and way of life to clean-up the rivers and manage solid waste that would lead to behavioral change for the people in order to make it more effective.

 “Let us have a continuous effort and contribute in finding a solution to the problem of deteriorating water quality, so that the next generation will inherit a clean quality of water,” he added.

 RED Tamoria together with Koronadal City Administrator Cyrus Urbano encouraged Koronadaleños to take part on the LINIS ILOG SOX Event on March 22, 2019 for the B’lok Creek Clean-Up. (MMAdam)



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