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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.


ERDB Acting Director Henry A. Adornado (left) and Caraga State University President Anthony M. Penaso in the National Greening Program confab held on August 4-8 at Grande Royale, Kalibo, Aklan. Also in the confab were representatives of 23 state universities and colleges (SUCs), including presidents of Aklan State University, Bohol Island State University, Capiz State University, Southern Luzon State University, and University of Antique. Personnel from ERDB headquarters and Research Centers were also there.>>more

ERDB Acting Director Henry A. Adornado visited the Land Management, Agroforestry and Upland Farms Technology Research Center (LAUFTeRC) on July 23 - 24 to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and meet with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs) of Region 5.

On July 23, Director Adornado and BU President Arnulfo M. Mascariñas signed a renewal of MOA for the retention of the LAUFTeRC facilities at the Outdoor Recreation Research Center compound in Sagpon, Legazpi City. The said MOA is valid for 25 years and renewable.>>more

Twenty-one Local Government Unit (LGU) members from Lian, Batangas participated in Lakbay Aral in Los Baños Experimental Station (LBES) and other ERDB facilities last August 06, 2015.

The participants, headed by Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENRO) Alvin Jonson, were welcomed by Ms. Veronica Sinohin, OIC-Chief of ERDB’s Technology Transfer Division, upon their arrival at the ERDB office. To orient the participants, Ms. Sinohin briefly discussed ERDB’s history and its functions. She also explained the objectives and mechanics of the Lakbay Aral.>>more

Other Newsbriefs
ERDB Annual Report 2014
A Manual on Computing Carrying Capacity
of Ecotourism Sites in Protected Areas
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. 3
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