Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman
Seal of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.svg
Department overview
FormedJanuary 1, 1917 (1917-01-01)
HeadquartersDENR Building, Visayas Avenue, Vasra, Quezon City
Annual budget₱25.50 billion (2020)[1]
Department executive
Websitewww.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.[3][4]

History of the DENR[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 November 18, 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 Ministry 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.[5][6] DENR worked on large-scale reforestation of Davao City under the national greening program (NGP), its flagship project that lasted for a period of six years, from 2011 to 2016.[7]

An air quality monitoring station in Marikina City maintained and run by the DENR.

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

Bureaus[edit]

Bureau Acronym Filipino Name Incumbent
Environmental Management Bureau EMB Kawanihan ng Pamamahalang Pangkapaligiran Engr. Willam P. Cuñado (Director)
Mines and Geosciences Bureau MGB Kawanihan ng Pagmimina at Agham-Panlupa Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano (Acting Director)[8]
Forest Management Bureau
Forest Management Bureau
FMB Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Kagubatan Lourdes C. Wagan[9]
Biodiversity Management Bureau (formerly Protected Areas and Wildlife Management Bureau) BMB (formerly PAWB) Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa Sari-Saring Buhay (formerly Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Parke at Buhay Ilang Ricardo L. Calderon [10]
Land Management Bureau LMB Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Lupa Atty. Emelyne V. Talabis (Acting Director)
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau ERDB Kawanihan ng Pananaliksik at Pag-unlad Pangkalikasan Henry A. Adornado

Attached agencies[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aika Rey (January 8, 2020). "Where will the money go?". Rappler. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "Ex-AFP chief Cimatu appointed as acting Environment Secretary". CNN Philippines. May 8, 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "DENR Mandate, Mission and Vision". Department of Environment and Natural Resources Philippine. June 15, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Department of Environment and Natural Resources". Asia Pacific Green Jobs Network. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "DENR History". Department of Environment and Natural Resources Philippine. January 9, 2015. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  6. ^ Renato A. de Rueda. "Re-inventing the Forestry Agencies of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippine: A Case Study". Food and Agriculture Organization. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  7. ^ "Multi sector group supports national greening effort". MINDANAO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  8. ^ User, Super. "MGB Central Office". mgb.gov.ph. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "DENR Directory of Key Officials". DENR. July 23, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  10. ^ "DENR Directory of Key Officials". DENR. July 23, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "DENR organizational Chart". Department of Environment and Natural Resources Philippine. November 19, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2020.

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