Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines)

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Kayamanan
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Department overview
Formed January 1, 1917 (1917-01-01)
Headquarters DENR Building, Visayas Avenue, Vasra, Quezon City
Annual budget 23.3 billion (2014)[1]
Department executive Ramon Paje, Secretary
Website www.denr.gov.ph

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman, DENR or KKLY) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for governing and supervising the exploration, development, utilization, and conservation of the country's natural resources.

History[edit]

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources was first established on January 1, 1917 as the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) through the enactment of Act No. 2666 by the Philippine Commission, otherwise known as "An Act to Re-organize the Executive Department of the Government of the Philippine Islands," on 18 November 1916. In 1932, the DANR was reorganized into the Department of Agriculture and Commerce (DAC).

In 1947, a reorganization act changed the DAC back to the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Natural Resources arm of the DANR was finally spun off on May 17, 1974 as the Department of Natural Resources. On January 30, 1987, the Ministry was reorganized into the Department of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, by Executive Order No. 131 and was finally reorganized into the Department of Environment and Natural Resources by Executive Order No. 192 on June 10, 1987. Currently, the DENR is working on a large-scale reforestation of Davao City.

List of the Secretaries of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources[edit]

Bureaus[edit]

Bureau Acronym Filipino Name Incumbent
Environmental Management Bureau EMB - DENR Kawanihan ng Pamamahalang Pangkapaligiran Juan Miguel Cuna
Mines and Geosciences Bureau MGB- DENR Kawanihan ng Pagmimina at Agham-Panlupa Engr. Leo Jasareno
Forest Management Bureau FMB Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Kagubatan Marlo Mendoza
Biodiversity Management Bureau (formerly Protected Areas and Wildlife Management Bureau) BMB (formerly PAWB) Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa Bayodayversiti (formerly Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Parke at Buhay Ilang Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim
Lands Management Bureau LMB Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Lupa Engr. Ralph Pablo
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau ERDB Kawanihan ng Pananaliksik at Pag-unlad Pangkalikasan Dr. Portia Lapitan

Attached Agencies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GAA2014". DBM. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

External links[edit]