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DENR completes forestland boundary assessment

Philippines: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippines, completed Forestland Boundary Assessment and Delineation for the entire Region IX, Zamboanga Peninsula. It took approx a decade to accomplish this task. 
Under Department Administrative Order No. 2000-24 which establishes the guidelines for the implementation of the Forest Boundary Delineation, DENR is mandated to delineate the boundaries between forestland and Alienable and Disposable lands nationwide  in consonance with the constitutional mandate “for Congress to determine by law the specific limits of the public domain” (Sec. 4, Article XII, 1987 Philippine Constitution). By 2008, Department Administrative Order 2008-24 was issued to include the assessment of the entire forest zone boundaries covering the uplands, coastal areas and mangroves to enable the RADTs to propose new blocks or parcels within forest zone areas to non-conforming land uses/agricultural areas or vice versa based on secondary and primary data as well as the actual field survey.
Source: www.zamboangatoday.ph