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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), has recently launched a family-friendly web series to teach children about Philippine biodiversity and its conservation.

Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said that despite the pandemic, the DENR is taking steps to continue educating young people through the use of modern digital technology.

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has urged lawmakers to acknowledge the importance of wetlands to combat climate change by having a legislation for the protection of one of the Earth’s most valuable ecosystems.

"There has been no single Philippine legislation that advances wetland conservation and its wise use. While there are already existing laws that contain provisions directly or indirectly promoting wetland conservation, not one deal specifically on wetlands," Cimatu said following the culmination of two DENR-led events on the conservation of peatlands.

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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu is encouraging Filipinos to watch the TV premiere of the third "Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines" documentary series on Aug. 22 to learn more about the importance of conserving the country's rich biodiversity.

"It is a good opportunity to know more about our protected areas while we are temporarily unable to go outside. They would not only learn about these magnificent ecological sites; remembering that we have these in the country can increase our positive outlook in life," Cimatu said.

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National Orientation For The Roll-out Of The Philippine Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Index And Threat Assessment Tool (I-FIT)

Last 27 July 2021, 193 participants from the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), USAID FishRight, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central, Regional, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) and Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Offices together with the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) and Environmental Law Enforcement and Protection Service (ELEPS), convened together to conduct the National Orientation For The Roll-out Of The Philippine Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Index And Threat Assessment Tool (I-FIT) to DENR Regional and Field Offices, specifically for appropriate actions for IUUFs in NIPAS MPAs.

bmb pppc moa 2(L) DENR Undersecretary for Special Concerns and BMB OIC Director Edilberto DC Leonardo and (R) PPP Center Executive Director Ferdinand A. Pecson
sign the Memorandum of Understanding which outlines the framework of cooperation and coordination between the agencies regarding development
for PPPs in protected areas on August 9, 2021.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to ensure that the use of protected areas in developing PPPs is consistent with the principles of biological diversity and sustainable development.