Delineation, marking CPPL boundaries almost complete

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Saturday, October 13, 2012


THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 aims to complete the delineation and demarcation of the Central Cebu Protected Landscape (CCPL) by the end of the month.

So far, the DENR 7 surveyed a total of 112.9 kilometers and marked 82.4 percent of the targeted 137 kilometers. A total of 453 monuments or boundary markers were installed as of Aug. 1, said DENR 7 Executive Director Isabelo R. Montejo in a statement.

“The delineation and demarcation are necessary so that we would be able to strengthen our environmental protection initiatives … against degradation or exploitation,” he said.

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The project to determine and mark the boundaries of the 28,312-hectare CCPL costs about P1.2 million. It is conducted by a four-member team, headed by forester Jimmy Panebio.

The team has been gathering data, and compiling and integrating reference maps for the project.

CCPL was created under Republic Act 9486, which was approved on June 7, 2007.

It covers the Buhisan Watershed Forest Reserve, Mananga Watershed Forest Reserve, Sudlon National Park, Central Cebu National Park and the Kotkot-Lusaran Watershed Forest Reserve. The protected area covers parts of the cities of Cebu, Talisay, Toledo and Danao, and towns of Minglanilla, Consolacion, Liloan, Compostela, and Balamban.

“We have been closely coordinating with the local government units and the communities for the smooth and successful conduct of this activity as this has been ongoing in CCPL, particularly in Buhisan area,” said Montejo.

He added that the DENR 7 is also delineating the boundaries of Tañon Strait Protected Seascape.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 14, 2012.

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