Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON, through its Conservation and Development Division, released one King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), one White Bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), and two Eastern Grass Owls (Tyto longimembris) to the wild at Barangay Subic Ibaba, Agoncillo, Batangas for the celebration of World Wildlife Day 2022.
Moreover, a Communication, Education, and Public Awareness (CEPA) on Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines (PD 705), Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act (PD 9147), and snake management were discussed to the Local Government Unit and communities in Agoncillo, Batangas.
In addition, to further engage and mobilize the youth for the environmental celebration, the DENR CALABARZON also held a wildlife art workshop, attended by Grade 7-11 students, to introduce the Philippine Flora and Fauna. Recorded video of the workshop may be viewed thru the DENR CALABARZON Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/DENR4AOfficial)
“Ang ating bansa ay tinatawag na isa sa “World’s Biodiversity Hotspot Areas” sapagkat nandito ang higit 50,000 species ng flora and fauna sa ating bansa. Sila ay may mahalagang papel sa ating pang araw araw na buhay, kaya natin ipinagdiriwang ito. Ang araw na ito is to raise awareness para sa kanila” Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Alfredo Palencia reminded the participants. In case of encountering wildlife, the DENR CALABARZON is urging the public to report the incident to the nearest DENR office in your area. Other Environment and Natural Resources-related concerns may also be reported via hotline 8888, SMS to 09561825774/ 09198744369, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send photos, videos, and other information via official Facebook Page of DENR CALABARZON: https://www.facebook.com/DENR4AOfficial/.