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Negros Island’s endemic babbler birds continue to decline–study

The population of endemic babblers at the Mount Kanlaon Natural Park on Negros Island continues to drop owing to habitat loss and human-induced air...

EU, ACB launch 5-year biodiversity-conservation project for Asean

The Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in Asean Project (BCAMP) grant agreement was recently signed by the European Union (EU) and the...

‘Understand, protect, share benefits of biodiversity’

‘Many species in our country were already extinct before I was born,” lamented Sophea Chhin, a young biodiversity information specialist from Cambodia. Nevertheless, he said,...

Dr. Angel Alcala is PHL’s biodiversity hero

‘People have the tendency to exploit natural resources a lot faster than its capacity to produce. This is not the way to go if...

Experts: Declare protected areas ‘off-limits’ to mining

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu last Monday vowed to uphold at least one policy pronouncement made by his predecessor, Regina Paz L. Lopez—declaring watersheds...

Oposa’s book walks people back to nature

Ramon Magsaysay awardee lawyer Antonio “Tony” Oposa has been Mother Nature’s leading litigator way before it became fashionable to do so. His landmark cases...

Kalibo mangroves eco-park an environmental marvel

KALIBO, Aklan—The Kalibo Bakhawan Eco-Park, a mangrove forest in Kalibo, Aklan, in Western Visayas region, is helping the town mitigate disasters, such as flooding...

Public urged: Help rescue wildlife

If you see stray dogs or cat in your neighborhood, call the city pound. But if it’s a wild animal like an eagle, a...

‘Biological annihilation’ era underway, scientists warn

From the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline, a sign that an irreversible era of...

Hope shines anew for Laguna de Bay

Conclusion Knife-fish infestation Fishers, as well as fish-pen and fish-cage operators, continue to complain about knife-fish infestation. The knife fish, a carnivorous fish, lays their eggs that...

Hope shines anew for Laguna de Bay

Days before President Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 24, the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) is faced...

Oriental Mindoro’s ‘mine of gold’

The Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP), a key biodiversity area (KBA) in the Philippines, is home to many species of plant and animal wildlife. The...

Fatty algae is biofuel breakthrough for Exxon

It’s the holy grail for biofuel developers hoping to coax energy out of algae: Keep the organism fat enough to produce oil but spry...

3-year global coral bleaching event easing, but still bad

WASHINGTON—A mass bleaching of coral reefs worldwide is finally easing after three years, US scientists announced last week. About three-quarters of the world’s delicate coral...

Unilab’s Sekaya steps up health R&D through S&T

The Sentrong Katutubong Yaman (Sekaya), an affiliate of United Laboratories Inc. (Unilab), the leading pharmaceutical and health-care company in the Philippines, is tapping into...

Making a business case for biodiversity

By Leslie Castillo & Anna Maria Nisce Seventeen-year-old Joshua Miguel C. Danac may be young but he understands what many people older than him do...

UN chief warns: Oceans are ‘under threat as never before’

UNITED NATIONS—Secretary-General António Guterres opened the first UN conference on oceans on June 5 with a warning that the seas are “under threat as...

Tañon Strait celebrates 19th year as protected area

Tañon Strait is celebrating its nearly two decades as a protected area. The 161-kilometer strip, which separates the islands of Cebu and Negros, is...

Vietnam’s Bai Tu Long is 38th Asean Heritage Park

ENDOWED with unique ecosystems of marine and terrestrial mountain lands, limestone mountains, islets and diverse fauna and flora, the Bai Tu Long National Park (BTLNP)...

Photos on sea turtle and forest win in ‘Selfie for Biodiversity’...

‘FOLLOW me, humans.” No, this is not the title of a new movie or a Koreanovela. This is the winning photo for the Selfie category...