As this year’s theme for DENR Environment Month celebration quotes, “Aksyon para sa Natatanging Mundo”, the Forest and Wetland Research, Development and Extension Center (FWRDEC) went on a radio guesting on June 14 at Hope Radio 93.5 FM and environmental exhibit from June 13-15, 2022 at Robinsons Place, Butuan City.

Through the DENR- Caraga’s “Kasikas sa Kinaiyahan” (rustle of the environment) program segment at Hope Radio, Forester Joel B. Orella as FWRDEC’s representative served as the guest of the program together with anchor, Regina C. Gah of DENR Caraga. Forester Orella emphasized the importance of forest in climate change mitigation saying that without forests, the extreme increase gas emission from factories, vehicles among others will surely supplement the depletion of the ozone layer, then result to global warming and change in climate. He also encouraged the listeners to protect the forests and plant more trees, considering that human activities have been the main driver of climate change so better do actions for the environment.

On the other hand, FWRDEC participated to DENR- Caraga’s invitation for an environmental exhibit display at Robinsons Butuan, “DENR @UR SERVICE” as the tagline of the exhibit. The center showcased its IEC printed materials, forest tree seed samples, different seedlings such as mankono, lapnisan, molave and many others. The team of the center answered few questions especially the services that the center can offer highlighting the center’s facilities and laboratories which could cater research- related activities to DENR, academe and other stakeholders.

With these activities, FWRDEC believes that it contributes to DENR’s objective of this celebration to in highlighting efforts towards the protection and sustainable use of the country’s natural resources through activities that call for collective and transformative action for the protection and restoration of the planet. MC Dominic T. Valdehuesa & Ilyn C. Orella, FWRDEC