Ecotourism for wildlife conservation

Endowed with rich natural resources, white sandy beaches, pristine waters, astonishing landscapes surrounding inland water bodies and a variety of wildlife, the Philippines has...

‘A victory for migratory species’

Conservation advocates in the Philippines have reasons to celebrate these days. They considered the recent listing of the five endangered migratory species in the...

More migratory species get stronger protection under COP12 CMS

Participants have started packing their bags—with enthusiastic and optimistic smiles for a job well done—ending an international wildlife conference with a high note for...

Artificial-reef projects: Are we doing it right?

With less than 1 percent of the country’s corals in excellent condition, the Philippines, one of the world’s top fish producers, is currently experiencing...

Asia’s youth asked to initiate more conservation moves

DAVAO CITY—The network of conservation centers for various birds of prey in Asia has appealed to the region’s youths and students to initiate more...

Biodiversity means food

‘Suki , please buy. This is delicious, fresh from Bicol,” a sturdy woman vendor in her 60s said in Filipino. “These clams are delicious,...

Asean conservation officers undergo taxonomy training

If awareness and knowledge are the backbone of informed and efficient action, then taxonomy is the pillar of successful biodiversity conservation. Insufficient knowledge of species,...

Wildlife summit to propose new task force vs illegal killing of...

A new intergovernmental task force to curb the illegal killing of birds crossing one of the world’s greatest migration paths will be high on...

Protecting the endangered ‘pawikan’

With the continuing decline of the global population of marine turtles, the Philippines is mulling over to move for stronger conservation measures under the...

14 marine protected areas vying for 2017 Para El Mar awards

Organizers of the 2017 Para El Mar Awards and Recognition have released the top 14 nominees for the Most Outstanding Marine Protected Area Award...

Sarangani posts record sighting of raptors

DAVAO CITY—Scientists on migratory-bird monitoring have validated a report of a government conservation center in Sarangani that, indeed, lying along the migratory and roosting...

Helping save marine life through artificial reefs

PHOENIX Petroleum Philippines Inc., led by its corporate social responsibility arm, Phoenix Philippines Foundation, laid artificial reefs in Davao City on September 30. Company officials...

DENR to probe ‘shrinking’ turtle islands in Tawi-Tawi

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will look into the shrinking of islands comprising the Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary (TIWS), Southeast Asia’s largest...

Migratory species and sustainable ecotourism

When whale shark is mentioned, two places immediately come to mind: Donsol in the province of Sorsogon and Oslob in the province of Cebu. Both...

Is there life after mining?

‘I am especially fond of gardening, taking care of plants at home,” said Melita Cuaton, a 44-year-old mother of six from Sitio Campandan, Barangay Talavera,...

ACB, Japan hold taxonomy planning workshop for biodiversity

To update the Global Taxonomy Initiative Regional Action Plan (GTI RAP) 2010-2015, the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), with support from the Japan-Asean Integration...

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...