DENR collects P6M
protected areas user’s fees
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 7 said it has collected around P6.2 million in resource user’s fees, or RUFs, from 24 protected areas in Central Visayas in the first quarter of 2013.
Cebu, with six protected areas, posted the highest collection at P4,095,406.33, or 66.27; followed by Negros Oriental, with two protected areas, with P1,866,890.00, or 30.21 percent; and Bohol, with P217,360, or 3.52 percent.
Regional executive director Isabelo Montejo of DENR-7 said that the RUF will be pooled as an integrated protected area fund and will be used to sustain the financial assistance for protected areas.