philippine protected areas - updates

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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

Senate passes bill to protect 97 ecologically-important areas

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:45 PM

If the bill becomes a law it will automatically exclude the protected areas from activities like mining logging poaching and limits fishing

NATURAL BEAUTY. Did you know that the Chocolate Hills in Bohol is not yet protected by national law? Photo from Wikipedia.org

Huge fire in Mt Kanlaon blamed on 'illegal trekkers'

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:04 PM

Two underaged boys are suspected of causing a fire that burned 29 hectares of lush Mount Kanlaon a protected area and favorite mountaineering destination

SCORCHED. A fire consumes 29 hectares of Margaha Valley in Mount Kanlaon, one of the mountain's most famous features. Photo by Cecil Morella

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

PH ethnic groups want bill recognizing conservation rights

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:38 PM

They say existing laws on conservation do not address new concerns on preserving ecologically important sites that are also sacred to the IPs

Gov't to act on overlapping land titles

Oct 21, 2014 - 5:19 PM

Two years after a joint administrative order government agencies will finally sort through the mess of conflicting land documents that have derailed many government programs

Bud Bongao: The sacred mountain of Tawi-Tawi

Apr 28, 2014 - 3:16 PM

The holy mountain in Bongao town is the first community administered protected area in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

SACRED SITE. Bud Bongao is Tawi-Tawi's most famous mountain, an important pilgrimage site for both Christians and Muslims. All photos by Gregg Yan/WWF

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

A year later, US yet to pay P58-M Tubbataha fine

Jan 03, 2014 - 3:17 PM

The US embassy in Manila has reportedly not commented either on a related case despite a letter from the Supreme Court

GROUNDED SHIP. On January 17, 2013, the USS Guardian ran aground and damaged the Tubbataha Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site. File photo courtesy of AFP Wescom

NBI probes Chavit Singson, daughter for wild duck hunting

Nov 25, 2013 - 2:23 PM

The wild ducks killed by the Singsons for sport appear to be Philippine wild ducks

FOR SPORT. An Instagram post shows Chavit Singson and daughter on a wild duck hunting trip. Screengrab from Change.org