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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.


In line with the celebration of Women’s Month 2015, the ERDB GAD Focal Point System conducted the “On the Spot Painting Contest” on March 10, 2015 at the ERDB Auditorium. The contest is part of the gender advocacy program of the ERDB which aims to uncover the students’ perception of the environment and determine their level of awareness and knowledge of gender roles in water conservation.

The theme for the painting contest is “Likas Kayang Paggamit ng Tubig ni Juan at Juana” focusing on the sustainable use and conservation of water resources in natural environmental like rivers and lakes.>>more

The ERDB through the Gender and Development Focal Point System (GADFPS) joined the nation in celebrating the Women’s Month 2015. This year’s theme is “Juana, Ang Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na” which pays tribute to all women leaders who passionately advance women’s advocacies in leadership, power and decision making.

A flag raising ceremony was held on March 2, 2015 at the ERDB grounds led by the members of the ERDB GAD Focal Point System.>>more

Other Newsbriefs
Volume 24 Nos. 1 and 2
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 8 No. 6
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