DENR spearheads World Wetlands Day

  • February 10, 2017
  • Ruel Francisco

TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite Feb. 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources through its Manila Bay Coordinating Office (MBCO) recently organized the conduct of clean-up activities of mangrove rehabilitation areas within Brgy. San Rafael IV, Noveleta on February 2 and Brgy. Sta. Isabel, Kawit on February 3 respectively.

According to Judaline A. Fabro, PENRO Information Officer, the initiative was conducted in celebration of the World Wetlands Day recognized every 2nd day of February with this year’s theme “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Protection”.

The clean-up aims to free the area of debris in order to let healthy wetlands help us cope with extreme weather events.

An estimated weight of 500 kilograms or a total of 50 sacks worth of non-biodegradable wastes such as plastics, diapers, and Styrofoam were collected from two clean-up sites located along creek draining to Ylang-ylang River which spans approximately 200 square meters.

Volunteers from the Philippine Coast Guard headed by PO2 Rodel P. Taupo; Philippine National Police-Maritime Group led by PSUPT Crisostomo Lim Ubac and Mr. Edgardo Chavez from the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office-Noveleta joined and led the residents of Noveleta, Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council-Noveleta and MBCO- Cavite members.

After the clean-up MBCO staff also conducted a migratory bird inventory along the mudflats of Noveleta, Cavite with almost 2,000 stilt species and about 8-10 egrets monitored in the area. (GG/Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite/with reports from Judy Fabro, PENRO Information Officer)

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