Reforestation. During those six years, some 1.3 billion seedlings were planted over 1.7 million hectares (4.25 million acres). He has also shared how local communities have been inspired by the support given by Ericsson and Smart Communications, and how it is giving them a renewed sense of purpose and hope. Geography of Governance 2019: Visioning Probable Futures for Landscape Governance Let’s talk about our changing landscapes. He said the Philippines is willing to share its reforestation experience with interested parties as FLR regains ecological functionality and enhances human well-being across deforested or degraded forest landscapes. If the deforestation rate of 157,400 hectares per year continues, the country’s remaining forest cover will be wiped out in less than 40 years. Read our latest press release to find out more about our Connected Mangroves in Malaysia. We began this reforestation project with the intention to see just how far we could go in mangrove restoration efforts by harnessing the power of mobile technology. Please sign up for email updates on your favorite topics. The story of David vs. Goliath is about how misfits knock over giants by changing the rules of engagement. DENR-Forest Management Bureau Director Nonito Tamayo said that the new guidelines are an offshoot of Cimatuâs order for an audit of all ENGP sites that required ground validation to determine which areas needed replanting and closer maintenance and protection efforts. Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR URBAN AND COUNTRYSIDE GREENING IN THE PHILIPPINES THROUGH MANDATORY TREE PLANTING AND ADOPTION OF A FOREST SANCTUARY BY PUBLIC SCHOOLS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. Jurisdiction. The duration of contracts with DENR partner organizations was lengthened from three to five years. Launched in 2015, the ENGP seeks to restore the remaining 7.1 million hectares of open, degraded and denuded forests in the country during the 12-year period from 2016 to 2028. LEGARDA, LOREN. On February 21, 2019, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued new guidelines to help the private sector expand its participation in the governmentâs premier reforestation initiative, the Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP). Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REFORESTATION since 2019-07-29 17 August 2019, Laguna Quezon Land Grant (LQLG), Siniloan, Laguna. Here in 2015, we began our first Connected Mangroves project in the region. In the year of operation from 2017 to 2018, ENGP reforestation efforts reached 335,185 hectares, which gained some 299.2 million seedlings and generated a total of 715,118 jobs, benefiting some 112,166 individuals. It was an exciting moment for my fellow volunteers and I – truly a testament to how we have the capability to transform our environment for the better by working with one another and with nature. However, in early 2019, the community of Sasmuan in Pampanga was greeted by the sight of three of these endangered species flying over the river. 1990 Philippine Forestry Statistics Get to Know Us More The Forest Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources provides technical guidance to the central and field offices for the effective protection, development, and conservation of forestlands and watersheds. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. The first NGP is said to have generated over four million jobs, benefiting around 558,000 individuals.