UPPER CALIBAN-IMBANG WATERSHED
(BACOLOD CITY WATERSHED)

PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT
Period Covered: Month of November 2015

INTRODUCTION

As predicted and announced by the weather bureau that the El Niňo phenomenon will happen and start in the last quarter of the year 2015 and will continue until the first quarter of 2016. Thus, the month of November has signified the hot sunny days comparable to summer. Thanks to the low pressure area that just passed by the Philippine Area of Responsibility particularly in the northern of the country but brought some minor drizzles to the upland areas of the Island of Negros. That surely caused to have rains that occurred in the 3rd week of this month and saved the ground from further drying. On the other hand some activities were continuously undertaken particularly the forest protection patrol, access trail and plantation maintenance. This activity were performed by the community volunteers that are hired by BACIWA to assist the project in the Upper Caliban-Imbang watershed area.

UPPER CALIBAN-IMBANG WATERSHED
(BACOLOD CITY WATERSHED)

PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT
Period Covered: Month of October 2015

INTRODUCTION

The month of October has signaled that El Niňo phenomenon has just started as announced by PAGASA of the coming long dry spell aside from the rains that maybe brought by any typhoon that shall hit the country during the period. As it is our work in the Upper Caliban-Imbang watershed or the Bacolod City watershed area continued with some activities on-going and underway. Although at the outset, the Mt. Mawa Reforestation project supported by the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has temporarily lessened due to the delayed release of budget for plantation care and maintenance. But then the Bacolod City Water District through its Watershed Section continued the watershed rehabilitation program with the “Tree Growing” activities participated by different sector of the society.

UPPER CALIBAN-IMBANG WATERSHED
(BACOLOD CITY WATERSHED)

PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT
Period Covered: Month of September 2015

INTRODUCTION

The rainy season is on its peak where rainshowers were always present not only in the area, but even to some part of the country even though it was announced by the Weather Bureau of the El Niňo Phenomenon. Thus, the prevailing rains have provided favorable condition to the newly planted trees and the established forest plantations in the watershed area. The green vegetation will be conducive for the biodiversity to flourish and makes the watershed healthy. On the same period, on-going activities were performed by the community members for their respective farm lot and forest protection activities were also undertaken by the BACIWA forest protection group.

4 More Warty Pigs Born at NFEFI Facility

Adding to critically endangered Visayan warty pig species, four newly-born piglets were welcomed at the Negros Biodiversity Conservation Center, a facility found inside the Negros Forest and Ecological Foundation Incorporated (NFEFI) in Bacolod City.

UPPER CALIBAN-IMBANG WATERSHED
(BACOLOD CITY WATERSHED)

PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT
by David G. Castor
Period Covered: Month of December 2014

INTRODUCTION

The implementation of watershed project has reached on the last month of the year 2014 with some activities were accomplished. Many of the activities were intensified and undertaken within the Upper Caliban-Imbang watershed area as the budget for Mt. Mawa Reforestation project has been released. The plantation care and maintenance such as ring-weeding and replanting were performed at the 70-hectares reforestation project and the continued forest protection by the community volunteers. The Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA continued the watershed rehabilitation activities like its tree growing involving different groups of volunteers from civic clubs, schools, that went at the watershed area to respond the call for environmental conservation.

Rare deer born in Bacolod

A Visayan spotted deer fawn was born recently at the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation's Biodiversity Conservation Center (NFEFI-BCC) in Bacolod City.

The sex of the fawn is not yet determined. It's the fourth offspring from breeding pair Girom and Sandy. There are currently 14 deer at the center.

"The Visayan spotted deer is the largest endemic species of the West Visayas Faunal Region," said Dr. Joanne Justo, the center's curator.


Mother Sandy and Fawn