USAID and DENR train LGUs and PO members to better protect forests that provide crucial ecosystem services in Quirino Province

       DENR in Region 2 together with USAID’s Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) trained 36 members of barangay governments and people’s organizations in implementing the Lawin system to better protect forests in CENRO Diffun of Quirino province.

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DENR Region 13 and LGU San Agustin join hands to protect rare and threatened ironwood tree species

Photo caption: Libertad O. Alameda, mayor of San Agustin, Surigao del Sur, exhorts participants in the ceremony for the MOA Signing between DENR Region 13 and LGU San Agustin to protect natural forests within the jurisdiction of the LGU. OIC DENR Region 13 RD (third from left) signed the MOA for DENR, while other LGU officials served as witnesses. (Photo credit: USAID/B+WISER)

         DENR Region 13 OIC Regional Director (RD) Charle Fabre and San Agustin Mayor Libertad O. Alameda inked a partnership agreement to jointly implement the Lawin system in protecting the Municipality’s forest where the endangered endemic ‘mangkono’ (ironwood, Xanthostemon verdugonianus) can still be found.

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