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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its Biodiversity Management Bureau, leads the Philippine celebration of the 2022 International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD).

Since the year 2000, the IDBD has been globally celebrated every 22nd of May annually to raise awareness on the values, relevance and importance of biodiversity to human lives and all life forms. This year’s celebration with the theme, “Building a shared future for all life” shall highlight the need to act for nature towards a future where people and biodiversity thrive.

marinduque open pitA huge lagoon of copper mine tailings are impounded in containment area that used to be an open pit mine of the Marcopper Mining Corporation in this town in central Marinduque island 30 March 1996. The waste pit said to contain about 30 million tons of copper mine waste spilled through a sealed underground tunnel into Boac river 24 March killing all aquatic life. AFP/Romeo Gacad

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued an order providing measures to protect and conserve terrestrial and marine biodiversity in all stages of mining operations.

In a release Tuesday, the DENR said acting environment chief Jim Sampulna signed Administrative Order 2022-04 or the “Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation in Mining Operations.”

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The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) through the Biodiversity Policy and Knowledge Management Division conducted a training on ArcGIS Survey 123 participated by technical staff from the different divisions and focal persons of the Bureau’s Client Satisfaction Survey.

The objective of the training was to capacitate the participants in using Survey123, a powerful tool for creating, sharing and analyzing surveys. With the conduct of regular data gathering playing important role to support the Bureau’s policy formulation function, the training provided the basic knowledge and skills in creating and publishing survey forms and analysis of the gathered information.

bdcor1(Above from left to right: table seat) EMBC Inception Workshop in Butuan with DENR-13 OIC ARD Maritess Ocampo, UNDP Programme analyst Tess Yap DENR PPS OIC Dir. Glenn Noble, DENR FMB Assist. Dir. Edna Nuestro, BD Corridor Project National PM Dr. Jean Caleda and EMBC PM Tanya Conlu.

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In photo: DENR-BMB OIC Director Natividad Bernardino together with DENR- NCR Regional Executive Director Jacqueline Caancan, Quezon City Local Government Unit City Administrator Mr. Michael Victor Alimurung and Metro Pacific Investment Corporation Executive Director and Chief Finance, Risk, and Sustainability Officer, Ms. Chaye Cabal-Revilla, hold copies of the landmark Memorandum of Agreement for Urban Biodiversity conservation program.

The DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the DENR-National Capital Region (NCR), Quezon City Local Government Unit and the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation for “Building a Biodiversity-friendly Urban Environment in Metro Manila: Adopt a City approach” project on March 15, 2022 at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center.