DENR Mandate

The Department shall be the primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources (including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.)

VISION

A nation enjoying and sustaining its natural resources and a clean healthy environment.

MISSION

The DENR shall be the driving force in the pursuit of sustainable development, enabling stakeholders' participation in the protection, conservation, management of the environment and natural resources for the present and future generations.

LEGAL BASIS

Executive Order No. 192 dated June 10, 1987 – “Providing for the Reorganization of the Department of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, Renaming it as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and for other Purposes”.