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DENR exec says Iloilo’s natural park still open for adoption

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 29 – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here said that portions of the 847-hectare Bulabog Puti-an Natural Park in Dingle, Iloilo are still open for adoption.

This was disclosed by DENR regional executive director Julian D. Amador during the recent signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between his office and the Panay Power Corporation and the Panay Energy Development Corporation (PEDC) for the reforestation of some 40-hectares of BPNP.

Apart from the PPC and PEDC there are already organizations that have adopted some portions of the park also to ensure its protection and preservation.

Amador disclosed that Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor is interested in establishing a project inside the park.

The BPNP is the only national park in Panay Island and is home to various flora and fauna, some even endemic to the area.

It is known for its century-old trees and caves, some of which were even used as hiding places of guerillas during the war period.

Meanwhile, Amador revealed that the local government of Dingle has already passed a resolution that prohibits the releasing of snakes at the BPNP although he said that those already released were not venomous. (PNA) LAP/PGLena/vlo

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