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DA completes Central Visayas survey.

Mandaue City - The Region 7 office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) has already completed the boundary delineation of protected areas (PAs) in the Central Visayas last year.

"We finished demarcating and delineating some 16 PAs totaling 842.1786 kilometers in 2013," said DENR-7 Director Dr. Isabelo Montejo.

Delineation refers to the actual ground survey of the boundaries of protected areas and its management zones using global positioning system (GPS) or other applicable surveying instruments or technologies with the intention to come up with a map of the area.

The delineation of specific PAs was aimed to establish the specific ground limits and to set the clear and permanent forest lines.

The 16 PAs with complete delineation include the Tanon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) in Cebu and Negros Oriental, Apo Island Protected Landscape and Seascape, Candijay Group of Island Wilderness Area and Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve, Inabanga Wilderness Area and Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve, Panglao Island Protected Seascape, Talibon Group of Islands Protected Landscape and Seascape, Alijawan-Cansuhay-Anibongan River Watershed.

The other completed PAs include the Tubigon Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve and Wilderness Area, Clarin Group of Island Wilderness Area, Calape Group of Islands Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve and Wilderness Area, Carlos P. Garcia Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve, Getafe Group Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve and Wilderness area, Ubay Area 1 and 2 Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve, Cabilao-Sandingan Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve, Loboc Watershed Forest Reserve, and the Chocolate Hills Natural Monument.

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Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:Feb 15, 2014
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