Rehabilitation of grass fire affected areas proposed

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 27 (PIA) – After assessing the areas razed by grass fire in Camiguin last month, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has proposed the rehabilitation of close to 61-hectare area around the Mount Vulcan.

Forester Roberto S. Rufino, Division Chief Technical Services of PENRO said the grass fire incident did not affect the protected areas, but it however destroyed huge portion of the national greening program (NGP) plantations.

“These trees are beyond the maintenance stage but still as tall as the grasses that’s why it was also burned down,” Rufino said.

With this, PENRO has already submitted its proposal for the rehabilitation/replanting under the expanded coverage of the NGP.

Rufino, meanwhile, said grass fires and forest fires are always human induced and attributed the occurrence to local bird poachers. (JCV/ PIA-10

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