Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines)


The Department of Environment and Natural
Resources is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for governing
and supervising the exploration, development, utilization, and conservation of the country’s
natural resources. History
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources was first established on January
1, 1917 as the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources through the enactment of
Act No. 2666 by the Philippine Commission, otherwise known as “An Act to Re-organize
the Executive Department of the Government of the Philippine Islands,” on 18 November
1916. In 1932, the DANR was reorganized into the
Department of Agriculture and Commerce. In 1947, a reorganization act changed the
DAC back to the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Natural Resources arm of the DANR was
finally spun off on May 17, 1974 as the Department of Natural Resources. On January 30, 1987, the Ministry was reorganized
into the Department of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, by Executive Order
No. 131 and was finally reorganized into the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
by Executive Order No. 192 on June 10, 1987. Currently, the DENR is working on a large-scale
reforestation of Davao City. List of the Secretaries of the Department
of Environment and Natural Resources Bureaus
Attached Agencies Laguna Lake Development Authority
National Mapping and Resource Information Authority
National Water Resources Board Natural Resources Development Corporation
Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission References External links
Department of Environment and Natural Resources website
Environmental Legal Assistance Center, Inc. website
Mines and Geosciences Bureau

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