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Coral gardening: Boon or bane?

‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” This proverb also applies in the case of an effort to rehabilitate degraded environments, such...

Experts to meet on link of biodiversity conservation on the health sector

‘The world is facing a serious threat of biodiversity loss, which will directly affect human health and survival.” This was the warning given by Dr. Theresa Mundita...

26,000 more world species in danger of extinction

AS the world faces an increase of 1 degree Celsius to 1.5°C global warming by year 2030, the number of Earth’s life forms threatened with...

Climate change, biodiversity experts work to keep Asean region ‘cool’

SWELTERING hot days. Increased number of typhoons. Unprecedented instances of storm surges. These have become the norm nowadays, and people are quick to blame these...

Taklong Island NMR: ‘Jewel of Guimaras’

When one mentions Guimaras, an island province in Western Visayas, the first thing that would enter one’s mind is its sweet mangoes. However, besides the...

Radical plan to slow climate change: Eat less meat

If you want to save the planet, put down your burger. Or rather, finish it, savoring every single bite and mentally prepare yourself not...

DENR consults IPs on proposed biodiversity policies

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) launched on Thursday the National Stakeholders’ Consultation on proposed biodiversity policies to institutionalize Indigenous...

Plants can’t talk but some fruits say ‘eat me’ to...

As the sun rises over Kibale National Park in Uganda, red berries and orange figs hang in the rain forest’s canopy. They are waiting...

New species of land snail, micro mollusk found in Cebu

The tiniest snail in the world might be in the mountains of Argao, Cebu. This discovery is one of the accomplishments of the Department...

Philippines participates in 4th illegal wildlife trade meet in U.K.

The United Kingdom government, through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs hosted the...

PCAARRD funds project to survey vulnerable ecosystems in Eastern Visayas

PALO, Leyte—The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) in Eastern Visayas Campus emphasized the importance of preserving biodiversity in the region through the Biodiversity and...

Saving endangered species through social marketing

MEET “Barry,” “Pawi” and “Debbie.” They are the three mascots representing the flagship species of the protected areas in Cagayan Valley. Barry, short for barangan, is...

Seed sources for ‘tamayuan’ tree to be put up to boost greening

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will put up seed sources for the tamayuan tree to boost the implementation of the Expanded National...

Project to conserve endangered forest tree species under way

LUCBAN, Quezon—Ensuring the supply of the country’s forest tree resources is a must in order to meet the high demand for quality planting materials...

ShORe story: Assessing corals and educating the public

In January 2013 the minesweeper USS Guardian ran aground on Tubbataha Reef in Sulu Sea in Mindanao, scraping off about 2,345 square meters of...

Raptor migration season in Sarangani opens

It’s the time of the year once more when raptors from neighboring countries, such as Taiwan and Japan, fly long distances and even cross open...

Indigenous women save world’s biodiversity 

BAGUIO CITY—Rose Cunningham Kain of the Miskita and Tuapi tribe of Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua personifies what wordsmiths call “forest dweller.” She depends on the...

Closing the biodiversity conservation financing gap

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Experts from 20 countries across Europe, Asia and the Pacific recently discussed effective solutions and share experiences and best practices in biodiversity...

PHL tops participation in intl coastal cleanups 

The Philippines ranks first among the top 25 countries that participated in international coastal cleanup activities around the globe, according to the Ocean Conservancy...

Unclos expands to cover marine biodiversity

By Palitha Kohona | Inter Press Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Responding to a persistent demand by developing countries, the conservation community and science, the United Nations...
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