Pursuant to Executive Order 366, the Urban and Biodiversity Research, Development and Extension Center (UBRDEC) was created as the area of excellence in research and development in the environment and natural resources of the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

The focus of the research center is to conduct action research and to implement technology commercialization along the lines of land management, agroforestry systems and upland farming practices.


An improved quality of life in a healthy environment with sustainable use of natural resources through the application of responsive research, development and extension approaches on land management, agroforestry and upland farming


To provide science-based information and technology towards the enhanced productivity and sustainability of land resources, agroforestry and upland farms and the protection of environment for the improvement of quality of life of the Filipinos.

Office Mailing Address Contact Number Email Address

Research Center

Sagpon, Legazpi City (052) 481-5532 LMAUFTRC.R5@gmail.com

Quezon Research Station

Sitio FORI, Talipan, Pagbilao, Quezon (042) 717-3718


Oriental Mindoro Research Station

1515 LAS Bldg., Roxas Blvd., Manila 0917-495-1650



Palawan Satellite Office c/o DENR-PENR Office

Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City

(048) 434-8791




Regular Personnel

Office Number
Research Center 12
Quezon Research Station 16
Oriental Mindoro
Research Station

Organizational Structure


Priority Programs and Projects

Action Research and Development Program

  • Project 1: Socio-economic Impact of the Implementation of the Land Distribution Program through Proclamations/Human Settlement Projects to Some Beneficiaries  
  • Project 2: Adaptability and Acceptability of Recommended Upland Farming Technologies through the Establishment of Demo Areas
  • Project 3: Determination of Sustainability of Existing Agroforestry and Upland Farming Practices
  • Project 4: Action Research on Resiliency of Community-Based Forest Management Systems to Climate Change 
  • Project 5: Determination of Supply and Value Chain of Agroforestry Products in CBFM Areas
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Program on Client-Based Technology Transfer and Extension Services for Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Management

  • Project 1: Packaging and Reproduction of IEC Materials on Appropriate Technologies and Information on Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)
  • Project 2: Promotion and Dissemination of Technologies for Sustainable ENR Management with Focus on Lands, Agroforestry and Upland Farms
  • Project 3: Monitoring and Post-Evaluation of Transferred ENR Technologies
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National Greening Program

  • Project 1: Clonal Nursery and Production of Quality Planting Materials 
  • Project 2: Mangrove Rehabilitation Project: Technical Assistance and Documentary Researches
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Center Facilities

  • 3 Clonal Propagation Facilities located in Pagbilao, Oriental Mindoro and Legazpi City
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  • Seed Production Areas (SPA) and Individual Plus Trees (IPT)
    • 4 SPAs & 2 IPTs maintained in Bicol
    • 5 IPTs maintained in CALABARZON
    • 5 SPAs  in MIMAROPA

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A. Mangium SPA, Camarines Norte

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SPA, Lagonoy, Camarines Sur

Experimental Stations


There are two Experimental Forests within the administrative jurisdiction of ERDS RIV-B:  the Mindoro and Palawan Experimental Forest Stations.  Each has Experimental Forest Development Plan in which the activities conducted every calendar year are patterned.

The Mindoro Experimental Forest in Mindoro Oriental was established by virtue of Forestry Administrative Order No. 54, Series of 1969 as amended by FAO No. 54-1, Series of 1970 with an aggregate area of 1,200 hectares.  The area is within the administrative jurisdiction of Oriental Mindoro as implemented by BFD Administrative Order No. 8, Series of 1975.  This is mainly situated within the municipality of Victoria, Oriental Mindoro.

The Palawan Experimental Forest was established pursuant to Section 18 of P.D. 705, Section 2 of P.D. 607 and MNR Administrative Order No. 7, Series of 1978.  This research station covers an aggregate area of 795 hectares and is located at Barangays Bagumbayan and Napsan, Puerto Princesa City.  Established within the area are several plantations such as Rattan Plantation established in 1988 covering 12 hectares; Bamboo plantation also in 1988; Ipil Plantation in 1983; Serpentinia Blocks; Bangkal Plantation established in 1983; Plantation of mixed species of apitong, moluccan sau, kaatoan bangkal and yemane established in 1975;  Dipterocarp Plantation in 1994 and 1995; and Seed Production Area of Ipil established in 1995.


The 145-hectare Pagbilao Mangrove Experimental Forest is home to 48 true mangrove and mangrove associate species. Originally established in 1977 by the Forest Research Institute as a secondary forest and declared in 1992 by the Canadian Seed Center as a Genetic Resource Center. The site became the first mangrove research center in the country. It also serves as a recreational area and eco-destination.


A mini forest ecosystem in itself, the lush greenery on a hilly and undulating terrain is strategically located at the back of the Bicol University Campus, approximately 500 meters from the national road and about 10 minutes ride to the City commercial center or the nearest airport.  The site covers around 8 hectares.

The Experimental forest is currently planted to different indigenous and exotic species of forest trees as well as non-timber forest species which include: 18,000 m2 rattan plantation planted to palasan (Calamus merillii) and tagiktik (Calamus filispadix) in 1986; Mahogany  (Sweitennia macrophylla) plantation; dipterocarp Species (white lauan  Shorea contorta) and bagtikan; gmelina plantation and Bagras (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) plantation. Other forest species and indigenous softwood and shrubs are present.  Also, hedge gardens of apitong, white lauan, gmelina arborea and other indigenous species are found in the area.

The place is also blessed with some archeological and historical features. Among the interesting features are the 1901 American constructed reservoir and tunnel which is now the Shrine of St. Lorenzo Ruiz. Boulders and remnants of Mount Mayon eruption are also found in the area.