𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘 𝗜𝗦 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘. On International Women’s Day, a collaboration between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 and the Cagayan State University’s Biology Majors Organization has brought honor to the ‘mother mountain’ of Luzon also known as the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.
In an environmental lecture dubbed “TALAKAYAN IV: Addressing the Challenges of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range,” over 300 students and professors of the school’s organization learned about their role in conserving and protecting the mountain range.
DENR CV Regional Youth Focal Person Ralffe Concepcion enjoined the participants to become advocates of Sierra Madre and the environment by conducting environmental education in different platforms to generate public awareness, reporting illegal environmental activities, conducting tree-growing activities, and participating in policy-making discussions.
“Even when we are not living directly inside or nearby the Sierra Madre, we have a role to protect it as it serves as our shield against typhoon and other calamities,” he said.
Luzviminda Rosario of the PENR Office in Isabela also presented the rich fauna and flora, ecosystems, and different ecotourism sites found in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park. She emphasized the important role this protected area plays in the communities.
The basic laws concerning environmental management were also discussed by Senior Environmental Management Specialist Arthur Tanguilan of the Environmental Management Bureau.#
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