The Angat Rainforest and Ecological Park was recently opened and members of the Dumagat have been tapped to guard the watershed areas of Angat and Ipo Dams in Norzagaray, Bulacan against illegal loggers. The Sagip Sierra Madre Environmental Society and the Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office proposed the creation of an "Eco Tribal Army," composed of Dumagat people.
Angat Ipo River Watershed Dumagat News
Halos 50 hayop na sumailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang pinakawalan sa Angat Watershed, Huwebes ng umaga.
Kasama ito sa layunin ng Biodiversity Management Bureau na paigtingin ang controlled ecotourism sa Angat Dam.
Kabilang sa mga hayop na pinakawalan ang mga lawin, brahminy kite, mga monitor lizard, at Asian box turtles.
Dumaan muna ang mga ito sa rehabilitasyon, at tiniyak ng mga beterinaryo na kaya na nilang mamuhay muli sa ilang, tulad ng Angat Watershed, na isang protected area ng pamahalaan.
Mayroong 62,000 na ektarya ang Angat Watershed. Ipinagbabawal ang panghuhuli o pagkuha ng ...
About 50 wildlife animals that underwent rehabilitation were released at the Angat Watershed last week. The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), in coordination with the National Power Corporation (NPC), conducted the activity to strengthen the controlled ecotourism at Angat Dam.
Included in the wildlife release were island-collared doves, Brahminy kites, monitor lizards, and Asian box turtles.
The animals first underwent rehabilitation and veterinarians made sure that they can already be left in the wild, like in Angat Watershed – one of the government's protected areas.
The Angat ...
Ipo watershed is a vital link in the Angat-Umiray-Ipo watershed which supplies 98% of the water needs of Metro Manila. Located close to the Metropolis, it has a total area of 7,236 hectares within the Municipalities. Norzagaray and City of San Jose Del Monte in the Province of Bulacan and the Municipality of Rodriguez in the Province of Rizal. Primarily consisting of public forestlands, forest cover has dramatically dropped from 85% to just 40% in recent years. The entire watershed is a protected area by virtue of several proclamations including the granting of a Certificate of Ancestral Domai ...
The weeklong observance of World Water Day, lasting until March 22, is under way with Philippine activities led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in coordination with the Interior department, private businesses like Maynilad, and advocacy NGOs.
The theme for this year's United Nations-designated World Water Day is "Water and Waste Water."
Dona Mayor Gordona of the DENR's river basin control office said World Water Day is traditionally marked in summer, when there is a lot of unmet demand for water.
This year's theme encouraged people to look at waste water ...
They don't pack high-tech gear nor high-caliber weapons, but the Dumagat rangers of Ipo Watershed patrol Bulacan's forests like it was their home. Because it is.
Sporting simple tools and gear donated by mountaineers, the rangers work day and night to protect the Sierra Madre mountain range against illegal loggers, slash-and-burn farmers and charcoal collectors. With little gear and basic pay, they've had a tough run, but they finally got help.
Last 10 January, the watershed's rangers received solar lamps and mobile chargers from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) and AVolu ...
The tribal governor of the Dumagat some 800 indigenous people living in the mountains of Norzagaray, San Jose del Monte and Doña Remedios Trinidad – thanked yesterday Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado for their having experienced a grand Christmas celebration at the Capitol gymnasium the other day.
Provincial officials led by Alvarado and Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando played "Santa Claus" to more or less 800 members of the Dumagat tribe in a well-organized celebration prepared by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office under Rowena Joson- Tiongson.
"Masasayang tao kaming mga Dum ...