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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

Private landowners vow to protect endangered species in Boracay

Apr 12, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources prods local government units, residents, businesses, and private landowners to work together on a conservation plan that could make demolition orders unnecessary

DENR to identify 'critical habitat' areas in Boracay

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:15 AM

(UPDATED) Existing resorts and infrastructure projects would be affected as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources seeks to protect biodiversity in the world-famous island

CRITICAL HABITAT? The DENR is studying the proposal to establish certain areas in Boracay as 'critical habitat' for endemic and threatened species. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Philippines to host international wildlife conference

Aug 08, 2017 - 7:40 PM

This is the first time that the Philippines will host a meeting this huge This is the first COP that will be held in the Philippines says Environment Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo Jr

News Briefs: February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 27

What you need to know about tilapia, guppies, and maya

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM

In this globalized world humans alone will decide whether native or invasive species will reign supreme

PH eagle Pamana's death sounds alarm for conservation efforts

Aug 21, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Pamana s death in UNESCO World Heritage Site Mount Hamiguitan a protected area highlights the need for greater local community involvement in conservation efforts

KING OF BIRDS. The Philippine eagle or Haribon is close to extinction because of deforestation and poaching

The unsung lives of illegal wildlife trade cops

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:55 AM

On Earth Day 2015 Rappler looks into the lives of Filipino operatives trained to catch illegal wildlife traders and save the endangered animals so valuable to Philippine ecology

EARTH WARRIOR. PSupt John Guyguyon of the CIDG inspects cages of birds being kept in a mausoleum in the Manila North Cemetery in September 2014. All photos courtesy of DENR-BMB

PH most lacking in funds, staff for conservation in ASEAN

Mar 03, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Protected areas in the Philippines are underfunded and understaffed by 324 and 540 respectively says a new study

MOUNT PULAG. One of the highest-earning protected areas in the country, Mount Pulag in Benguet, is threatened by pressures like growing number of visitors, trails and roads. Photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

State of threatened PH birds: New dangers, new solutions

Aug 23, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The number of threatened bird species has increased Philippine birds face old threats like habitat loss poaching and new threats like climate change

THREATENED KING. The Philippine Eagle, also called Haribon or King of Philippine Birds is a critically-endangered species

2 pygmy sperm whales killed by dynamite fishing in Siargao

Mar 24, 2014 - 2:17 PM

But locals say 22 more were killed The government is still verifying where the carcasses are

KILLED. A pygmy sperm whale calf, reportedly killed by dynamite fishing, was retrieved from the sea by locals and divers in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. Photo by Damien Gagnieux

'Endangered' Nicobar pigeons to be released into the wild

Mar 18, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Five Nicobar pigeons will be released into Apo Reef Natural Park after 6 years of rehabilitation in a government wildlife rescue center

RAINBOW TAIL. The Nicobar pigeon is considered one of the most beautiful dove species because of its shimmery, multi-colored tail. Photo courtesy of DENR

5 ways to improve how we protect our parks

Jan 17, 2014 - 1:19 PM

Sustainable ecotourism projects and involving indigenous peoples can help conserve the most beautiful places in the country

PARADISES ON EARTH. The world-famous Tubbataha Reefs is one of 240 protected areas in the Philippines. Photo by Gregg Yan