Agusan del Sur Forest Manobo

Sibagat, Agusan del Sur

In 2011 an Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force was created to enforce a moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in the natural and residual forests, and lead the anti-illegal logging campaign. The DENR intensified their illegal logging campaign in Caraga Region. Under new conservation guidelines, members of the Manobo have converted from illegal logging to tree planting and sustainable agri ...

cultural methods. The Manobo are now forest guardians by monitoring and reporting illegal logging activities in the region. The Agusan Marsh, home of the Manobo is also under threat.

Agusan del Sur Forest Manobo News

  • Lapsay, Where Jellyfish Dont Sting

    Lapsay, Where Jellyfish Dont Sting

    A jellyfish sting hurts, as people who have suffered from it would know. So imagine swimming with hundreds of them.

    Doing so at Lapsay Lagoon, however, could change how many people view jellyfish.

    At Lapsay, a cove on Tinago Island, jellyfish don't sting.

    The type of jellyfish in Lapsay, in Tagana-an town, Surigao del Norte province, is called the Darwin, and they don't sting humans.

    Though they have venom, too, the Darwin uses this only on zooplanktons or small organisms that drift in the ocean.

    Mayor Cesar Alsong Diaz of Tagana-an town said Darwins had become one of the town's ...

  • Lumads Join DENRs Forest Protection Secures School For Kids In Agusan Del Sur

    Lumads Join DENRs Forest Protection Secures School For Kids In Agusan Del Sur

    Who would have thought that by planting trees, children of the lumad tribe will be given the chance to learn basic education?

    Being located in a far flung community with the nearest school located some 80 kilometers away via a challenging trail, not to mention the lack of money to spend, families are unable to send their children to school, leaving them illiterate.

    But through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR's) national greening program, lumad people are seeing a better future.

    Forest poachers

    turn protectors

    This lumad (Manobo) tribe organization whic ...

  • NGP Transforms Life of Timber Poacher To Forest Defender in Sibagat Agusan del Sur

    A complete transformation from being notorious timber poachers into defenders and protectors of forest by a group of lumads in Barangay Padi-ay, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur is unfolding before the eyes of the DENR 13 officials as offshoot of the National Greening Program (NGP) of the government.

    " I am happy to know that the NGP has abl e to change the behavior and attitude of a group of Indigenous People known for their notoriety as illegal loggers and poachers " DENR 13 Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo said.

    Director Tamayo was referring to the Sibagat Federation of Tribal Community Ag ...

  • Govt Asked To Stop Illegal Fishing Via Electrocution Devices To Avert Crocodile Attacks In Agusan

    Govt Asked To Stop Illegal Fishing Via Electrocution Devices To Avert Crocodile Attacks In Agusan

    Residents and indigenous communities asked government agencies to stop illegal fishing using electrocution devices to avert any crocodile attacks.

    They made this appeal on Monday, days after Lolong, then-the world's largest crocodile, died in captivity. Groups also called on concerned sectors and government institutions to raise awareness for the protection of the remaining crocodiles and other wildlife within the vast area covered by the Agusan Marsh.

    Crocodiles were never a threat to the community, said Roselyn Tahil, who represents the Tribong Manobo of Sitio Panglabuhan Loreto Agusan ...

  • Illegal Loggers Renew Operations In Agusan  Manobo Chief

    Illegal Loggers Renew Operations In Agusan Manobo Chief

    Illegal loggers, allegedly backed by unscrupulous politicians and influential businessmen, have renewed their operations inside the 51,000-hectare Manobo Agroforestation Complex in Agusan del Sur and other parts of the Caraga region.

    This is according to Manobo chieftain Bae Hawodon Cugbahan Merlyn Tagleong Coguit, successor to Supreme Datu Haudon Cugbahan Tagliong Coguit, leader of the Manobo Council of Elders.

    The Manobo tribe is the holder of Certificate of Ancestral Domain Claim-132, which gives it right to harvest, transport, process and sell resources from the 51,000-hectare agrof ...

  • Non Stop Logging Imperils Habitat Of Biggest Croc Lolong Ups Risk Of Flashfloods

    Non Stop Logging Imperils Habitat Of Biggest Croc Lolong Ups Risk Of Flashfloods

    The Agusan marshland, home of Guinness World Record-certified biggest crocodile "Lolong," is in "critical condition" owing to the unabated cutting of trees within and around the area, the latest aerial survey by authorities showed.

    The Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (AILTF) which did the survey said that if the cutting of trees in and around the marshland??"estimated to be half of Metro Manila---is not stopped, this may lead to heavy siltation that could trigger more destructive flashfloods in populated, low-lying areas.

    "If we talk of the CARAGA area, there was aggressive cutting of tr ...