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MANDATE

The Department is the primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country's environment and natral resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.

To accomplish this mandate, the Department shall be guided by the following objectives:

1. Assure the availability and sustainability of the country's natural resources through judicious use              and systematic restoration or replacement, whenever possible

2. Incrase the productivity of natural resources in order to meet the demands for forest, mineral, and           land resources of a growing population;

3. Enhance the contribution of natural resources for achieving national economic and social                        development;     

4. Promote equitable access to natural resources by the different sectors of the population; and

5. Conserve specific terresttrial and marine areas representative of the Philippines natural and cultural       heritage for present and future generation.

VISION

A nation enjoying and sustaining its natural resources, and clean and healthy environment.


MISSION

To mobilize our citizenry in protecting, conserving, and managing the environment and natural resources for the present and future generations.