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The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB)
is the principal research and development (R & D) unit of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Its R & D and extension activities are focused on the five major ecosystems of the Philippines which include forests, upland farms, grassland and degraded areas, coastal zone and freshwater, and urban areas.

The ERDB was created in June 1987 under Executive Order (EO) 192 that merged the function of the former Forest Research Institute (FORI) and the National Mangrove Committee. Its headquarters is located at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, College of Forestry and Natural Resources (UPLB-CFNR) campus in the municipality of Los Baños, province of Laguna, Philippines about 65 kms south of Manila.


As part of Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau’s (ERDB) technology promotion of ENR Ecosystems through demonstration areas activity, 29 participants consisting nine staff from the ERDB-NCR, 19 officials and staff from Brgy. Tumana, Marikina, City and a representative from Brgy. Holy Spirit Quezon City participated in the Lakbay Aral at the Los Baños Experiment Station (LBES) and other facilities in Los Baños, Laguna on April 15, 2015.

In his opening remarks, Dr. Antonio Daño, ERDB Assistant Director, welcomed the participants and reiterated that the Lakbay Aral is not the end but rather just a start of a productive partnership between ERDB and the barangay.>>more

Climate change has caused a great effect on the occurrence of natural disasters. It is on this context why the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) Gender and Development Focal Point System (GAD-FPS) is constantly concerned with helping the vulnerable sector of society particularly women. To attend to this, another seminar on disaster preparedness was conducted on March 17, 2015. This was attended by 55 female participants, mostly housewives who are residents of Los Baños, Laguna.

Ms. Bernadette D. Oliva, Weather Specialist of PAG-ASA, UPLB Station, served as the resource person of the activity. She discussed the natural hazards that commonly occur in CALABARZON like thunderstorms and tropical cyclones. She also shared things to do before, during, and after a disaster such as buying supplies and materials, evacuating children to a secure place, and cleaning the house.>>more

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Volume 9 Issue 2
Handbook on Erect Bamboo Species Found in the Philippines
A Research Compendium of Rehabilitation Strategies for Damaged, Critical and Marginal Watershed Areas
A Research Compendium of Rehabilitation Strategies for Mining and Volcanic Debris-laden Areas
ERDB Info Journal
Volume 9 No. 1
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