National Integrated Protected Areas System - updates

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Greenpeace to DENR: Opening protected areas to businesses leads to exploitation

May 09, 2018 - 5:39 PM

'We would like to remind the Philippine government that our environment is not for sale,' says Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner, warns against lifting the suspension of the issuance of pecial use agreement for protected areas. Photo from the Facebook page of Oceana Philippines

DENR prepares charges vs hikers responsible for Mount Pulag fire

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:55 PM

'The DENR recognizes the impact the fire had on the national park and we will pursue all legal avenues to bring those responsible to account,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

Fishermen probed for catching ocean sunfish in protected area

Mar 04, 2017 - 7:15 AM

The ocean sunfish is considered a vulnerable or threatened species

OCEAN SUNFISH. The dead ocean sunfish caught by the three fishermen from Negros Occidental at the Tañon Strait on March 1. Photo by Edgardo Rostata

Palawan's protected areas at the crux of debate on proposed law

Nov 14, 2015 - 2:38 PM

A proposed bill expanding the country s protected areas lacks 5 of Palawan s major nature reserves

WORLD WONDER. The entrance to the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Rappler file photo

New law empowers local communities for ecotourism

Oct 04, 2013 - 2:11 PM

A new law makes income from protected areas more accessible to local communities managing them

POWER TO THE LOCALS. The Ifugao tribe is part of the local community designated as stewards of protected areas in the Cordilleras like Mount Pulag

The trashing of Mount Apo

Aug 30, 2013 - 12:28 PM

In light of an alarming garbage problem the DENR hopes to implement an ecotourism program

HEAPING UP. Garbage mars the beauty of Mt Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines and a favorite hiking destination. All photos by Jessie Delos Reyes

Erap supports Manila Bay reclamation

Aug 03, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Manila mayor passes the buck to city council approval

'MOOT.' Estrada says the city council has already approved the reclamation project