Striving to produce more relevant and timely issues of Sylvatrop, the Sylvatrop Editorial Board, the governing body on Sylvatrop, convened last July 3-4, 2014 at Lewis Grand Hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga to thresh out its issues and concerns.


Since 1976, Sylvatrop, The Technical Journal on Philippine Ecosystems and Natural Resources serves as the main vehicle in documenting and disseminating research outputs on ecosystems, natural resources, and related fields. It has already produced 32 issues of Sylvatrop containing articles on forestry, biodiversity, ecosystems, pollution, and many other emerging topics on environment and natural resources (ENR).

For 38 years, Sylvatrop has established its scientific circles locally and internationally. It has prove its worth as a reference material on various topics on environment and natural resources in the Philippines as manifested by its various subscribers not just in the Philippines but also in other countries such as United Kingdom, United States of America and India.

With the new and revised guidelines, plans and targets, the Board is expecting to gather more articles from contributors, especially from DENR employees based on their completed projects, researches and/or theses and dissertations. For next year, more activities will be conducted to encourage contributors and to promote Sylvatrop, as a reference material for researchers, students, professors, policy makers and other users of scientific information on ENR.

The Bureaus and Attached agencies working as SEB are: Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Forest Management Bureau (FMB), Lands Management Bureau (LMB), Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), Human Resource Development Service (HRDS) of DENR, Office of the Secretary (OSEC), Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA). Adreana Santos-Remo, TDD