Department of Environment and Natural Resources

The Department is the primary agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.

Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) –

The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) formulate and recommend policies, guidelines, rules and regulations for the establishment and management of an Integrated Protected Areas System such as national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and refuge, marine parks and biospheric reserves;

Formulate an up-to-date listing of endangered Philippine flora and fauna and recommend a program of conservation and propagation of the same;

Formulate and recommend policies, guidelines and rules for the conservation of the three (3) components of biological diversity: genetic resources, ecosystems and endangered species of Philippine flora and fauna;

Assist the Secretary in the monitoring and assessment of the management of the Integrated Protected Areas System and provide technical assistance to the Regional offices in the implementation of programs for these areas.

Forest Management Bureau (FMB)

The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provides technical guidance to the central and field offices for the effective protection, development, and conservation of forestlands and watersheds. It shall recommend policies and programs towards the achievement of sustainable forest management, based on science and principles of good forest governance.