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Where have our beautiful corals gone?

The Philippines used to boast of over 27,000 square kilometers of coral areas. Back then, the country’s coastal and marine areas are teeming with...

Protecting the habitats of nature’s lamplighters

First of two parts One night, alone in my forest farm, The Habitat, in Tublay, Benguet, I fell under the spell of fireflies. They came...

‘Higher fines urged vs smuggling of Philippine marine resources’ 

Some 1,800 pieces of live hard and soft corals, and three giant clams worth around $54,000 (P2.7 million) were confiscated by the Philippines’s National...

Manila to host Asean Biodiversity Heroes forum

The Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) will hold the Asean Biodiversity Heroes Regional Forum in Manila on September 4 and 5. The forum will be...

Environmental groups fight back vs. corporate lawsuits

BISMARCK, North Dakota—Twenty environmental and civil liberties groups are fighting back against lawsuits they believe are aimed at limiting free speech and silencing critics. The...

PHL waters ‘incredibly important’  for juvenile whale sharks–study

For juvenile whale sharks—or at least to a few which scientists were able to observe—the Sulu and Bohol Seas and the waters in between...

Fishing ban around Snake Island in Palawan pushed

The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) is pushing to declare a fishing ban in certain areas around Snake Island in Palawan to allow...

Thinning forests resulting in fuelwood shortage

Fifty years ago, the Earth was annually losing forests the size of England. Today, the world loses 14 hectares of tropical forest every minute,...

250 environment leaders sign manifesto underscoring biodiversity conservation

Assailing ineffective governance for the alarming rate of environmental destruction, various stakeholders have recently signed a manifesto calling for the consolidation of all efforts...

IPs: Vanguards of world’s biodiversity

The United Nations has set August 9 as the International Day of Indigenous Peoples but to most IPs worldwide, it is just another day of...

Ifugao rep hails passage of E-Nipas Act increasing biodiversity protected areas

Ifugao Rep. Teodoro Brawner Baguilat Jr. hailed the passage of the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (E-Nipas) Act of 2018 under Republic Act...

Asean, India: Protected areas needed in addressing S.D.G.

Most, if not all, of the Asean member-states (AMS) have taken the necessary actions toward the achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 on the...

World’s mangroves struggling to survive International Day of Mangroves

The remaining mangrove ecosystem the world over is facing serious destruction, much of which may be irreversible. This sad assessment greeted the International Day of...

Experts begin talks for actions for healthy oceans, economies

A panel of influential leaders in the field of economics and finance, coastal and ocean governance, and science has started discussions to develop ambitious...

Critically endangered Christmas frigatebird spotted in Apo Reef

Biodiversity advocates underscored the importance of protecting and conserving Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP) in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, following the discovery of a critically...

Saving Naujan Lake A wetland of international importance

Biodiversity advocates on Mindoro Island are pushing for the enactment of a law that will strengthen the protection of the Naujan Lake National Park...

Mindoro: A treasured island

‘Treasured island.” This aptly describes Mindoro island. It is also an apt title of a coffee-table book launched by the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc....

2 new plant species discovered in Vietnam protected area

Two new species of tea plants were recently discovered by scientists and academicians of Da Lat University in Vũ Quang National Park in the...

Manila Water joins Day of Trees celebration

East Zone water and used water concessionaire Manila Water participated in the recent commemoration of Philippine Arbor Day at the La Mesa Watershed Arboretum...

Strengthening the management of protected areas in Philippines

Biodiversity conservation government officials and experts welcomed President Duterte’s signing into law on June 22 the Republic Act 11038, or the Expanded National Integrated...