Asean officials learn about marine-protected areas

Several officials from environment offices of some Southeast Asian countries visited marine-protected areas (MPAs) in Batangas province in the Philippines early this month in...

DENR chief receives a love letter on Valentine’s Day

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu received a love letter on Valentine’s Day. However, it was not from his family. It was from environmentalists. The...

Wetlands are key to human survival

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reached out to communities near the Tullahan River north of Manila last weekend as its way...

Biodiversity-rich Mayon to recover fast, sustain life

While volcanic eruptions are seen as serious threats to life and property, although often a boon to the local tourism industry, the ashfall, burning...

Love for ‘exotic’ dish

At P120 to P150 per kilo, sharks and stingrays are literally a “hot item.” “You want shark? I can get you shark!” declared Ric (not...

D.O.S.T., U.P. projects to ensure sustainable mussel production

Green mussel, locally known as tahong, is the only species of mussel being cultured commercially in the Philippines. A challenge that hinders sustainability of...

Largest sea turtle could come off ‘endangered’ list

Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world’s largest turtle from the United States’s list...

Seized ivory probed for clues that could help save elephants

ALBANY, New York—Scientists are using information gleaned from both illegal ivory art and elephant dung to provide clues that could help save the lives...

Smart, Asean biodiversity center pilot app-based monitoring system

An application is now available that could be used in monitoring and recording biodiversity information. Uploaded in smartphones, it is aimed that the data...

Target: A biodiversity-friendly mining ‘from cradle to grave’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is eyeing to close the mining-policy gaps to make the highly extractive industry ecologically sound and...

Globe bags Platinum award for environmental, social and corporate governance

Leading telecommunications firm Globe Telecom reaped another major accolade for its environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives, winning the award for the sixth...

Republic Cement bags top award at environmental meet

Republic Cement’s Teresa, Rizal, plant site recently took home the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award-Platinum Achievement Award for Quarry Operations at the recent 64th Annual...

The buzz in Denver: Broncos host to 100,000 honeybees

That wasn’t always the case. But when the team more than doubled the landscape at its headquarters, Brooks Dodson, the club’s director of sports...

‘More precious than gold’

By Jonathan L. [email protected] In imposing antimining policies during her short stint as the country’s top environment official, Regina Paz L. Lopez aptly described biodiversity...

‘Miners can do better’

At least 20 mining and quarrying companies that excelled in various aspects of operations were cited for their best practices during the 64th Annual...

A second look at ‘closed fishing season’

Various stakeholders in the Visayas closed ranks on November 15 to enforce the “closed fishing season” for herring, mackerel and sardines in the Visayan...

Protecting Tañon Strait

One of the country’s major municipal fishing grounds and home to amazing creatures of the sea in the Visayas, the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape...

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...