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...

US Interior Dept. backing away from steep fee hikes at...

WASHINGTON—The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition...

Corporation, community partner  for biodiversity conservation

In Barangay Atisan, San Pablo, Laguna, a corporation serves as partner with the community to conserve biodiversity while promoting rural development and economic enterprise. Broadchem...

UN reports lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

WASHINGTON—Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports that provide the most...

Bats: Boracay’s flagship species

Believe it or not, the future of Boracay Island, the country’s top tourist destination in the municipality of Malay, Aklan province, may, in fact,...

PHL lauded for agreeing to FAO pacts on fishing

Global ocean conservation organization Oceana lauded the Philippine government for its accession to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) agreement to promote...

Needs of birds, wants of drivers collide on unspoiled beach

BRIGANTINE, New Jersey—New Jersey’s plan to protect threatened shorebirds by taking control of who can drive on a stretch of pristine beach has ruffled...

Saving the island’s biodiversity is saving Boracay

It’s all hands on deck to save the ailing Boracay, an island paradise in the Western Visayas region. Boracay is the country’s top tourist destination...

Tanay Mountaineers wins Smart youth award

A Rizal-based organization that helps protect vulnerable Philippine species recently received a special award from Smart Communications at the 15th Tayo (Ten Accomplished Youth...

Scientists urge stronger govt protection of sardines

Fisheries scientists are urging the government to craft a national management framework to address the overfishing of sardines. Dr. Wilfredo Campos, a scientist from the...

Cracking the mysteries of the whale shark

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, Ecuador—It’s the biggest shark—and the biggest fish—in the sea, often found roaming in warm waters around the globe with its huge mouth...

Asian countries hold workshop on biodiversity info sources

A regional workshop for Asia was held recently in Thailand to provide guidance on the establishment of Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM) on information sources on...

South Korea mulling over reviving bulldozed forest after Olympics

JEONGSEON, South Korea—As hundreds of Olympic spectators flocked to a sparkling white ski slope cutting through the rugged mountains of Jeongseon, the marquee venue...

Mission: Reduce threats to coral reefs

The Philippine coral-reef system is the second largest in Southeast Asia, next to Indonesia. It is estimated at 26,000 square kilometers (sq km). However,...

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...