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DENR, PCG Team Up to Boost Marine Protection

DENR BMB Marine Protection

Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) OIC Director Natividad Y. Bernardino (2nd from left) and BMB Coastal and Marine Division chief Armida P. Andres (extreme right) with Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant Admiral Artemio M. Abu and PCG Marine Environmental Protection Command Rear Admiral Robert N. Patrimonio (2nd from right and extreme left, respectively), present the signed Memorandum of Agreement between the two agencies for stronger marine protection. The landmark partnership seeks to strengthen conservation and protection efforts in Marine Protected Areas and maintain the balance and ecological integrity of the country’s marine ecosystems. Among the streamlined agreements are the facilitation of capacity-building activities, enforcement of wildlife laws, and development of incidence-reporting mechanisms. The ceremonial signing, held at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, coincided with the global observance of World Oceans Day on June 8, 2022.

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