Lawin Unit starts building capacity of other Forest Management Bureau staff

Forester Paulo Felipe (foreground) of the FMB Lawin Unit coaches other FMB staff on how to use the SMART software in analyzing patrol data. (Photo credit:  FMB-DENR)

     On February 6 to 9, the Forest Management Bureau (FMB) thru its Lawin Unit held a workshop to broaden understanding among their staff of the USAID-developed Lawin Forest and Biodiversity Protection System. Fifty FMB technical staff, Section and Division Chiefs from the bureaus two divisions, the Forest Resources Conservation Division and Forest Policy, Planning and Knowledge Management Division participated in the “learning event.” Read more: Lawin Unit starts building capacity of other Forest Management Bureau staff

Local governments in the Mindanao eastern seaboard step up forest protection in hotspot region

          The municipal government of Carmen in Surigao del Sur signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Cantilan of DENR in Region 13 for the protection of 13,000 hectares of natural forests. More than 80% of Carmen is covered in natural forests. These forests overlap with the 100,000 hectare forest conservation area of CENRO Cantilan, the biggest block of natural forest in the province. Read more: Local governments in the Mindanao eastern seaboard step up forest protection in hotspot region