International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. This year’s celebration carries the theme, “Forests and sustainable production and consumption.”
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 8, Regional Executive Director (RED), Tirso P. Parian, Jr. encourages sustainable forest management as the need for forest resources is infinite.
“Billions of people around the world depend directly on forests for food, shelter, medicines and income. لعبة مولي Forests also serve as home to world’s terrestrial biodiversity. There really is a need to sustainably manage these depleting resources by planting more trees while at the same time strengthening our protection efforts,” says RED Parian.
DENR’s priority programs include enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP) that addresses rehabilitation of denuded forests and Intensified Forest Protection and Anti-Illegal Logging which protects the forests.
In the year 2021, DENR R8 through the eNGP was able to produce Thirteen Million Two Hundred Seventy One Thousand One Hundred Thirty Six (13,271,136) seedlings of various commodities such as timber, indigenous, fruit trees, bamboo, mangroves, nipa, rattan and cacaoin Fourteen Thousand Six Hundred Ninety Two(14,692) hectares around Eastern Visayas.
While for forest protection efforts, stronger collaboration with partner law enforcers is being ensured for the regular forest patrolling and apprehension activities.
To celebrate forests, the Regional Office slated a Forest bathing activity, a form of a nature immersion event for ENR Ambassadors on March 21 in Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park, Burauen Leyte, which is one of the seven legislated protected areas in Eastern Visayas.
ENR Ambassadors are youth partners of the DENR in its environmental protection and stewardship advocacy. موقع سباق الفورمولا
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21 as the International Day of Forests in 2012.Countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. لعبة روليت اون لاين
ROWENA C. OPINIANO
Communications Development Officer II