ACB chief pushes for marine biodiversity protection, conservation in Southeast Asia

The Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is pushing for collective efforts in protecting and conserving Southeast Asia’s marine resources. ACB Executive Director Theresa Mundita S....

‘More plant-based food will help save people’s and the planet’s health’

Environmentalists, youth, women, farmers and consumer advocacy groups in the Philippines last week called the attention of local officials to the need for providing...

PHL, German embassy mark 10 yrs of climate, biodiversity initiative

Guests from Philippine government agencies, nongovernment organizations, German experts and members of the media celebrated with the German diplomats and experts in the Philippines...

Philippine eagle ‘feather mites’ suggest species’ prehistoric existence–study

The Philippine eagle, the country’s national bird, may have been living among other prehistoric animals like whales, marine turtles and crocodiles. The evidence, according to...

Asean, Cambodia celebrate Intl Day for Biological Diversity

The month of May marked the worldwide celebration of the “variety of life on Earth,” or what is collectively known as biodiversity. It encompasses...

Philippine eagle soaring high: A sign of balanced ecology

The iconic Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is the most revered bird of prey in the Philippines. Also known as the monkey-eating eagle, this endemic eagle...

‘Dancing sharks’ herald Philippine Rise protection

A hundred dancers and three shark mascots staged a flash mob at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on May 21 to celebrate the proclamation...

Cimatu: PHL facing natural-resource scarcity

The Philippines is now facing natural resource scarcity due to numerous-factors, foremost of which was the degradation of terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Environment Secretary Roy...

Amid debate, Wyoming approves Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt

CHEYENNE, Wyoming—A debate over whether the Yellowstone ecosystem’s grizzly bear population can thrive while being hunted will be put to the test this fall...

Legend of Loch Ness monster will be tested with DNA samples

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland’s Loch Ness have described seeing...

Managing protected areas through PPP

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is ready to accept applications for Special-Use  Agreement in Protected Areas (Sapa) after Environment Secretary Roy...

Establishing strict protection zones for threatened wildlife

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu announced last month that a 750-hectare portion of Boracay Island would be declared as a “critical habitat.” He cited...

Ensuring a strong link for migratory bird sites

The last of the white heron has left a small rice farm along Aguinaldo Highway in Dasmariñas City. No matter how small, the rice field...

Malay LGU backs planned Boracay critical habitat

The local government of Malay, Aklan, is fully supportive of the plan to establish the Boracay Island Critical Habitat (BICH), an official of the...

Some lessons learned from Boracay’s closure

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan—The six-month closure of the world-renowned resort island Boracay that started on April 26 is considered by many as a bitter pill...

‘Plastic pollution choking our waters’

A senator has underscored the pressing need to end the prevalent problem of plastic pollution all over the country, as she highlighted the worsening...

Championing biodiversity in Southeast Asia

‘Biodiversity is an environmental concern that knows no boundaries.” Thus said Theresa Mundita S. Lim, the former director of the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)...

The heart of a biodiversity haven

On Sibuyan Island in Romblon province sits Mount Guiting-Guiting, one of the focal points of Sibuyan’s declaration as a biodiversity haven. It is often...

‘Everyone has a role in conservation’

Aiming to inspire people to take action for biodiversity by sharing noteworthy stories about biodiversity conservation, the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) held the...

As whales ​are dying, ​a ​movement see reasons to become...

PROVINCETOWN, Massachusetts—Regina Asmutis-Silvia, a biologist who has dedicated her career to saving right whales, is cleaning out a file cabinet from the early-1990s, and...