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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Deforestation, dying rivers leading to water wars

BONTOC, Mountain Province—An eerie calm exists over the villages of Fedelisan, Sagada and Dalican in Bontoc in Mountain Province in northern Philippines. It is...

Globe’s myBusiness leads campaign on marine biodiversity in Siargao

Following its participation in the recent rehabilitation efforts on Boracay Island, Globe Telecom led an awareness campaign on Marine Biodoversity Conservation on Siargao Island,...

Masungi Georeserve: Global model for conservation innovation

Are you looking for unique outdoor fun and adventure?  Or do you simply want to spend the weekend away from the stressful city life? Try...

As seas warm, Galápagos Islands face a giant evolutionary test

ALCEDO VOLCANO, Galápagos—When the clouds break, the equatorial sun bears down on the crater of this steaming volcano, revealing a watery landscape where the...

Olo-olo Mangrove Forest and EcoPark: A green space in small Batangas...

BY this time of the year, a hundred trees in this coastal community would have been cut down, repainted, decorated and sold as Christmas trees...

New species named after Asean biodiversity expert

MEDINILLA  theresae, a new edaphic-endemic species in Dinagat and Mindanao islands, was named after Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim, executive director of Asean Centre...

Bigger steps committed to protect coastal and marine resources

Various stakeholders strengthened their commitments to better manage the coastal and marine environment and resources as the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2018 ended...

2 PHL-based international agencies mainstreaming agriculture biodiversity

Two Philippine-based international agencies co-organized a multisectoral workshop on biodiversity in food and agriculture in Thailand. The Multisectoral Workshop on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Food and Agriculture was held...

CleanAir shampoo bar: One bar, one tree

This season of gift-giving, give yourself and your loved ones a gift that also gives back. CleanAir shampoo bar is a gift from the Haribon...

Bataan’s ‘natural outdoor museum’

Imagine being with a flock of thousands of migratory birds in a wetland and nature park. It would surely give one a natural high,...

Asean members agree to intensify integration of biodiversity conservation in development

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt—The heads of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member-states agreed to accelerate, intensify and enhance new and continuing efforts,...

From predators to protectors of ‘pawikan’

‘Marine turtles are important. Why do we need them? Because they help maintain ecological balance. Do you know that marine turtles eat jellyfish?  Without marine turtles,...

Asean tackles actions on biodiversity and human health at Egypt meet

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt—Addressing mental health and healthy aging through greening of cities; organizing information systems on diseases and state of biodiversity in emerging disease...

Globalization eroding PHL indigenous peoples’ watch over the environment

By Michael A. Bengwayan | Special to the BusinessMirror BONTOC, Mountain Province—High in the mountains comfortably nestled upon the lofty heights of the Cordillera mountain...

‘A healthy biodiversity translates to healthy people’

‘What we do to our environment has definite consequences to human health.” This was highlighted by Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim, international biodiversity expert...

Quick facts on the critically endangered PHL crocodile

One of the best things about the Philippines is that it is home to diverse species of wildlife. Among the rare animals native to...

Global experts convene to discuss ocean investment, business partnership to sustain...

The need for significantly increased investment to achieve the targets under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 14 Life below water, is...

High hopes for migratory waterbirds 

As a news report shows an upward trend for migratory waterbirds in Africa, Europe and Asia, wildlife and conservation experts in the Philippines believe...

Health Secretary Duque: Biodiversity affects health

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III expressed alarm over the decreasing nutritional contents of food even with the increasing production of staple crops, such...

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...
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