𝐆𝐋𝐀𝐍, 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 - The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Glan unveiled several conservation plans to preserve and revitalize vital ecosystems within the region during the Mount Latian Complex-Local Conservation Area Convergence Startup in General Santos City on Friday, October 13.
During the event, CENR Officer Dr. Rosalinda B. Cortez presented comprehensive conservation plans for three pivotal areas: (1) Buayan-Malungon River Basin Management Plan, geared towards restoring and preserving the Buayan-Malungon River Basin, emphasizing the need for sustainable management practices to safeguard water resources and aquatic life; (2) Glan River and Lake Kapanglao Management Plan, focused on the restoration and maintenance of the Glan River and Lake Kapanglao which aims to enhance the health and biodiversity of these vital water bodies while promoting responsible tourism and local engagement; and Forest Land Use Plans of Glan, Malapatan, and Alabel which were unveiled to emphasize sustainable forest management and land use strategies in the said towns and designed to strike a balance between conservation efforts and the socio-economic needs of the communities.
The event showcased collaborative efforts for a greener future with notable figures like Gabby Mejia of Ayala Group Klima and Jane Boles of Ostrom Canada. Their active involvement underscored the significance of collaborative endeavors spanning both private and public sectors, aiming to drive substantial environmental improvements and promote a cleaner, greener air environment.
It was facilitated and organized by the Sarangani Province Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC) led by Director Cornelio Ramirez and was attended by Provincial Administrator Atty. Ryan Jay Ramos, Executive Assistant Ser Rosenkranz G. Espartero who represented Governor Hon. Rogelio D. Pacquiao, sangguniang panlalawigan members, representatives from National Commission on Indigenous People, provincial government of Sarangani, and local government units of Glan, Malapatan, Alabel, and Malungon.
Meanwhile, during the Tourism Stakeholders midyear meeting of the municipality of Malungon, an orientation on Land Classification and FLAgT (Forest Land Use Agreement for Tourism, CENRO Cortez stressed the importance of responsible land use and sustainable tourism practices, ensuring a harmonious coexistence of tourism and conservation goals.
“Our tireless efforts to showcase these plans signify a significant leap forward in prioritizing conservation and sustainable practices. These initiatives promise to benefit both the environment and the community, underscoring a commitment to a healthier, more sustainable future,” CENRO Cortez said. ### (With report and photos from JCDumanon, CENRO Glan IO Designate) | 𝐑𝐒𝐂𝐈𝐆𝐌