Technical Bulletin No. 16
Supplemental Guidelines and Procedures in the Preparation of Characterization Reports Cum Vulnerability Assessment and Integrated
Watershed Management Plans Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
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The Philippines will host the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week, one of the most important forestry events in 2016. Key policy makers, heads of forestry, and stakeholders from all aspects of forestry will come together to chart new pathways, establish new networks and discuss new solutions. Reserve the dates 22-26 February 2016 on your calendar and plan to attend as part of your country's national delegation or as an international organization representative. Be part of it!
The stage is set for the 2015 Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) - National Greening Program (NGP) Congress as some 2,000 CBFM peoples' organizations (POs), civil society organizations (CSOs), non-government organizations (NGOs), academe and private sector and key DENR officials and staff gather at the World Trade Center Metro Manila on October 28-29, 2015 towards sustaining the gains of NGP through CBFM.
The United States Forest Service (USFS) through Forest Management Bureau conduct a two-day Information Sharing Meeting/Workshop on Change Detection using Remote Sensing for the National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) at the Forest Management Bureau (FMB) Conference Room.
The DENR is conducting the regular DENR Regional Directors Meeting from 14-15 September 2015 prior to the scheduled Hearings on DENR FY 2016 Proposed Budget at the Senate Committee on Finance and Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives on 16-17 September 2015.
Seven Forest Assistant Conservators from the Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh who are currently undergoing a two-month World Bank-funded international training course entitled "Climate Change-Adaptive Sustainable Forest Management and Development" at the UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources recently paid a visit to the Forest Management Bureau for an orientation of the functions of FMB and its major programs and projects particularly on the National Greening Program.(ISP)
GLOBAL OBJECTIVES ON FOREST
As enshrined in the Non-legally Binding Instruments on all
types of forest (Forest Instruments) adopted by the
United Nations General Assembly in 2007
In 2006, at its sixth session, the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) agreed on four shared Global Objectives on Forests,
providing clear guidance on the future work of the international arrangement on forests. The four
Global Objectives seek to:
GLOBAL OBJECTIVE 1 - Reverse the loss of forest cover worldwide through Sustainable Forest Management,
including protection, restoration, afforestation and reforestation, and increase efforts to prevent forest degradation.
GLOBAL OBJECTIVE 2 - Enhance forest-based economic, social and environmental benefits, including
by improving the livelihoods of forest-dependent people.
GLOBAL OBJECTIVE 3 - Increase significantly area of sustainably managed forests, protected forests worldwide and other areas of sustainably
managed forests as well as the proportion of forest products from sustainably managed forests.
GLOBAL OBJECTIVE 4 - Reverse the decline in official development assistance for sustainable forest management
and mobilize significantly increased, new, and addicitional financial resources from all sources for the implementation
of sustainable forest management.
A FRAMEWORK FOR IMPLEMENTING
SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT
As a framework for implementing sustainable forest management,
the Forest Instrument includes a set of 25 National Policies and Measures, which are designed
to bring the country closer to the goal of achieving sustainably managed forest ecosystems all over the
Although on voluntary basis, each member state of UNFF is responsible for the sustainable management
of its forests and enforcement of its forest-related laws.
Importantly, in addition to the Government’s forest service units,
all relevant stakeholders including local government units (LGU), local and indigenous communities, and non-governmental,
civil society, academe, and media organizations will be involved through transparent, participatory constructive engagements, dialogues, and consultations.
The preparation of a watershed characterization and vulnerability assessment is the first
step in the sustainable management of our watershed resources. It provides watershed
managers and decision-makers basis for development and conservation strategies to be
implemented. With the advent of technologies like Geographic Information System (GIS)...
Global estimates of forest emission trends show that total
emissions have decreased by over 25 percent between the period
2001-2010 and the period 2011-2015. FAO data show that the decrease
is due to a decline in deforestation rates globally...
A successful mining industry spells significant contribution to economic upswing. To top this,
we are looking at responsible mining to open the door to a sustainable, productive and
wholesome natural resource use. To champion this cause, the Department of Environment and
Natural Resources (DENR) is keen in ensuring that Landscapes...
In order to continue the proper management of forestland under the Integrated Social Forestry Program,
there is a need to undetake the process of renewal or cancellation of CSCs. Under Section 2 Article II of the 1987 Constituion,
production sharing agreement which covers a period of 25 years can be renewed for another 25 years.
The same stipulation is carried in the CSC Agreement that it can be renewed for another 25 years.