THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered the strengthening of measures to preserve terrestrial and marine biodiversity in mining operations in the country.

In signing DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2022-04 or the Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation and Protection in Mining Operations, DENR Acting Secretary Jim Sampulna said the order intends to provide guidelines on responsible mining to ensure the protection and mitigation of the negative effects of the activities to biodiversity.

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