In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity every 22nd day of May, selected DENR CALABARZON employees participated in the Biodiversity and Management Bureau’s PhotoMarathon contest entitled “Kabahagi: An IDBD 2022 Capture Quest” on May 20, 2022.
 
The name of the Regional Team was KALIKHARAWAN, a coined name of three (3) Filipino words: kalikasan (environment), likha (create), and larawan (photo /picture). It is composed of eight ( 8 ) employees from various divisions and field offices, namely Martha Bernadette B. Gealon-Abdul (Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group), Paolo Obstaculo (PENRO Cavite), Atty. Marianito Dio, Jr. (Legal Division), Hitoshi Takata (Manila Bay Site Coordinating Management Office No. 4), Robinell Pepito (PENRO Rizal), Wilkin Einstein P. Narte (PENRO Quezon), Ronalyn Encarnacion (PENRO Cavite) and John Robert Cubio (PENRO Cavite).
 
Team KALIKHARAWAN featured the Pamitinan Protected Landscape (PPL) in Sitio Wawa, Rodriguez, Rizal; and captured the ecosystem values and services that PPL offers. Five (5) straight out of camera (SOOC) photos were submitted to BMB under five categories which were Flora and Fauna, symmetry, movement, details, and creative or the open category.
 
In addition, this year’s IDBD celebration carried the theme “Building a shared future for all life”. The celebration focused on the significance of Protected Areas in sustaining life support systems to secure the shared future for humans and all other life forms.###