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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources
(Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman
) is the executive department
The Executive departments of the Philippines is the largest component of the national executive branch of the government of the Philippines. There are a total of nineteen executive departments. The departments comprise the largest part of the country's bureaucracy...
of the Philippine government responsible for governing and supervising the exploration, development, utilization, and conservation of the country's natural resources.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources was first established on January 1, 1917 as the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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(DANR) 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 (DAC).
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
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| Bureau || Acronym || Filipino Name || Incumbent
| Environmental Management Bureau
|| EMB - DENR
|| Kawanihan ng Pamamahalang Pangkapaligiran
|| Juan Miguel Cuna
| Mines and Geosciences Bureau
|| MGB- DENR
|| Kawanihan ng Pagmimina at Agham-Panlupa
|| Edwin Dominggo
| Forest Management Bureau
|| Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Kagubatan
|| Marlo Mendoza
| Protected Areas and Wildlife Management Bureau
|| Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Parke at Buhay Ilang
|| Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim
| Lands Management Bureau
|| Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Lupa
|| Atty. Allan V. Barcena
| Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau
|| Kawanihan ng Pananaliksik at Pag-unlad Pangkalikasan
|| Marcial C. Amaro, Jr.
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