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SAMPULNA PUSHES FOR PROCLAMATION OF 2022 AS ‘YEAR OF PROTECTED AREAS’

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna vowed to push the proclamation of the Year of the Protected Areas (YoPA) in celebration of the 90th year of the enactment of Republic Act (RA) 3915 that formally established the national parks system in the country.

“I pledge to do my best to have the proposed presidential proclamation declaring the year of the Protected Areas and June of each year as Month of the Protected Areas approved,” Sampulna said during the signing of a joint declaration with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) during the YoPA campaign launch on May 23, 2022.

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DENR, DOT, DILG LEAD ‘YEAR OF THE PROTECTED AREAS’ CAMPAIGN

QUEZON CITY -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), along with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), led the signing of a joint declaration for the implementation of the Year of the Protected Areas or YoPA campaign during its launch on May 23, 2022.

The ceremonial signing was led by DENR Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna, DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, and DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, as they vowed to increase public awareness on the value of national parks in the country.

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NO DOLOMITE BEACH? TRY ECOTOURISM SITES – CIMATU

With the temporary closure of the Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said the public may consider visiting other local ecotourism sites in the country for relaxation.

“Those living in nearby provinces who wish to rejuvenate their minds and bodies need not go to Manila just to see the dolomite beach. There are many ecotourism sites available in your localities for your enjoyment,” Cimatu said, as he encouraged the public to explore and discover these areas.

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PH ECOTOURISM SITES: HURT BUT ALSO HEALED BY COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

MANILA, Philippines — When humanity locked itself at home last year to evade the deadly coronavirus, the world’s flora and fauna that had been constantly crushed under the weight of tourists predictably flourished.

It was true for the Philippines, which has struggled to protect its natural gifts from loose regulations and destructive practices. In some of the protected areas, the respite allowed not only nature to heal but also new species to emerge.

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