DENR to use satellites, drones vs. illegal logging

Drones and satellite imagery will increasingly be used by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) given the proliferation of illegal logging and continued deforestation.카지노사이트

Environment Secretary Maria Antonio Yulo-Loyzaga said the use of technology would be accelerated in response to a Haribon report that at least 7,517 deforestation alerts had been recorded nationwide in a span of just two weeks.

“As you know, there are social and economic motivations to these activities. Each of them is contextualized in specific areas so if there are illegal activities ongoing, especially deforestation, we need to look closely at the social and economic drivers for these activities. We cannot treat this as a purely environmental problem,” she said.

“It is not a very simple issue to tackle as it is complex. This is a complex activity and so we are trying our best in terms of monitoring. Given the resources that the department have, we don’t have the capability to spot all of these and so we welcome the CSOs (civil society organizations), and the NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that are able to help us with this information,” she added.바카라사이트

“Rest assured that we are going to be applying some very advanced technologies. We are upscaling our drone capabilities and we will be using a lot of satellite imagery in terms of monitoring. That is an investment that the department is trying to make because at this moment, its one forest ranger to 4,0000 hectares,” Yulo-Loyzaga continued.

In a related development, the DENR chief said the department would be conducting consultations nationwide beginning this month in bid to consult with stakeholders.

“Multisectoral conferences will be held in Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro. The stay in Mindanao will be a little bit longer. We have discussions with BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao). They have invited us to actually assist them technically and we accepted that invitation so we will be working closely with BARMM in Mindanao,” Yulo-Loyzaga said.

“The consultative fora will be something the way we would like to be illustrative in the whole process of risk governance and environmental governance for the department,” she added.온라인카지노

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