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DENR strengthens wildlife enforcement efforts in C. Luzon

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here has strengthened its wildlife enforcement efforts by enhancing the skills and knowledge of at least 100 DENR field personnel and partner enforcement officers from other national government agencies, private institutions and the academe on the enforcement of wildlife law.

Arthur Salazar, deputy director for Technical Services, stressed that wildlife law enforcement plays a crucial role in ensuring the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife resources since illegal wildlife trade remains to be one of the primary threats to the region’s abundant biodiversity.

“In Central Luzon, we have strengthened our effort to stop illegal wildlife trade by upholding our policy improvements and forging partnerships with other government agencies and organizations," he explained

He said, last March, the DENR has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) to operationalize a Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit (WTMU) that will effectively monitor and address the cases involving the transport or trading of wildlife resources.

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