Left photo: Radio guesting of FWRDEC staff at Hope Radio 93.5 FM Right photo: Forester Joel B. Orella explaining the FWRDEC’s mandate to one of the viewers of the FWRDEC’s environmental exhibit at Robinson’s Place in Butuan City.

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 in gas emission from factories, and vehicles among others will surely supplement the depletion of the ozone layer, then result in global warming and change in the 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 in the DENR- Caraga’s invitation for an environmental exhibit display at Robinsons Butuan, with “DENR @UR SERVICE” as the tagline of the exhibit.

The center showcased its IEC printed materials, forest tree seed samples, and different seedlings such as mankono, lapnisan, molave and many others. The team of the center answered a few questions, especially about the services that the center can offer highlighting the center’s facilities and laboratories which could cater research-related activities for DENR, academe, and other stakeholders.

With these activities, FWRDEC believes that it contributes to DENR’s objective of this celebration to in highlighting efforts toward 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