BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Nov. 9 (PIA) - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here has doubled its efforts on the implementation and enforcement of forestry laws to ensure the protection, preservation and conservation of the remaining forest and bio-diversity situation in the province.
Forester Edgar Martin, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer, said they have conducted patrol visibilities this year, covering at least 3,106 kilometers which resulted to the recovery of 34,406 board feet of undocumented forest products and the apprehension of 6 vehicles and 7 chainsaws.
"We also filed 16 cases which are currently undergoing court litigation through regular filing and inquest proceedings. These were made through the help of our personnel, the Philippine National Police (PNP), local government units and concerned villagers," he said.
Martin further said that the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Dupax del Norte which covers several towns on the southern part of the province was recently awarded by their agency.
He bared that CENRO Dupax received the award this year, after being ranked number one on the Enforcement of Forestry Laws, Rules and Regulations out of the 166 CENROs in the country.
Martin said CENRO Dupax was awarded the Lawin Forest and Biodiversity System (LFBS) Award for their major contribution on environmental protection.
"The LFBS serves as a preventive measure in all the existing threats in our forest and biodiversity areas," he explained. (ALM/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)