Forest Rangers of DENR National Capital Region do their patrol inside the La Mesa Water Reservation area in Quezon City using the Landscape and Wildlife Indicator (LAWIN) System.
LAWIN is an open-source technology for biodiversity and threats monitoring jointly developed by USAID and DENR through the B+WISER Program. It uses freely available open-source software including CyberTracker for geo-referenced data collection and the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for data analysis, mapping, and report generation. Through LAWIN, DENR could generate the necessary information to show the state of a forest ecosystem in terms of forest condition, threats, and wildlife, providing decision makers a basis for identifying and implementing adequate responses for addressing threats. The system also monitors the effectiveness of these responses and forest ecosystem improvement. LAWIN was officially adopted by DENR in 2018 through DAO No. 21-2018. Apart from the La Mesa Water Reservation area, DENR National Capital Region also conducts LAWIN monitoring at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park (LPPWP) and the Tanza Marine Tree Park (TMTP) in Navotas City.