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DENR Region 6 tops NGP implementation nationwide 12,108 has. plantations established, 7-9-M seedlings produced

The NGP implementation uses the “ridge to reef strategy” to reforest the uplands, the lowlands and the coastal areas. Extreme left photo shows the mountainous NGP site in Brgy. Danao, Leon, Iloilo; the tall trees planted in the urban area of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental (middle photo); and the grown mangrove trees in Brgy. Talisay, Btac. Nuevo, Iloilo (right photo). Aside from reviving the country’s forest cover, the NGP has become a strategy that helps mitigate the worsening impacts of climate change.

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 now ranked No. 1 over the whole country in the implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP).

Launched in 2011, the NGP is a massive forest rehabilitation program of the government established by virtue of Executive Order No. 26 signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on February 24, 2011. The program aims to grow 1.5B trees over 1.5M hectares nationwide, using the ridge to reef strategy.

Due to zealous field implementers of the program, the DENR Region 6 was able to top the list in NGP implementation nationwide with an accomplishment of 104% for seedling production or a total of 7,990,137 seedlings. This included the output contributed by the clonal nurseries throughout the region, which are able to raise high quality planting materials for NGP.

As of October 17, 2014, the DENR Region 6 was able to established 12,108 hectares of tree plantations regionwide out of the target of 12,105. “Our frontliners in the field have exerted all efforts to implement the NGP. We’ve been working hard for environmental protection and we believe that we can always better our best,” said DENR 6 Regional Director Jim O Sampulna.

“Despite the storms that ravaged some of our NGP plantations, we were able to double our time and catch up with our targets. That is why we are also thankful for the support of our people’s organizations, the academe, local government units and the private sector in supporting us in this very important task,” said Regional Technical Director Livino B. Duran of the Forest Management Services.

Aside from growing trees, the NGP is also seen as a climate change mitigation strategy. The program seeks to enhance the country’s forest stock and thereby help absorb carbon dioxide that is largely blamed for global warming.  Moreover, the NGP was designed to reduce poverty and provides alternative livelihood activities for marginalized upland and lowland households thru seedling production and, care and maintenance of newly-planted trees.

 

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