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Keith Anthony Fabro

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Philippines a global hotspot for giant clams — and their illegal...

Giant clams, which can grow to weigh more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds), have long been traded for their shells, which are carved into...

New map boosts Philippine eagle population estimate, but highlights threats

The Philippine eagle has been declared threatened with extinction for nearly three decades, but little is definitely known about its range and its wild...

For Philippines’ unprotected hotspots, new conservation window beckons

Scientists have identified 228 key biodiversity areas in the Philippines, but only 91 are currently part of the country’s network of protected areas. Conservationists see...

For Philippine pangolins, tourism’s return could spell trouble

Since lifting tourism restrictions at the beginning of the year, the Philippines has received more than 2 million international arrivals. Palawan, home of the...

Seaweed an increasingly fragile lifeline for Philippine farmers

Commercial seaweed farming began in the Philippines in the 1970s and has grown to be one of the country’s most significant aquaculture enterprises, supporting...

Healthy mangroves build a resilient community in the Philippines’ Palawan

According to historical accounts, the fisheries of Malampaya Sound in the Philippines’ Palawan province were once so rich it was difficult to wade to...

Devastated by a typhoon, community foresters in the Philippines find little...

The Macatumbalen Community-Based Forest and Coastal Management Association, based in the Philippine province of Palawan, has replanted and managed 1,850 hectares of local forests...

An Indigenous basket-weaving tradition keeps a Philippine forest alive

Traditional handicrafts like the Pala’wan Indigenous people’s tingkep woven baskets are deeply tied to local ecosystems; experts increasingly understand that supporting traditional practices can...

A mayor in the Philippines took on a mine, and lost...

When nickel mining firm Ipilan Nickel Corporation began felling trees in a protected forest in its concession area in Brooke’s Point, Palawan, Mayor Mary...

Typhoon Odette exposes biodiversity haven Palawan’s vulnerability — and resilience

On December 17, 2021, Typhoon Odette (International name: Rai) hit the Philippines’ Palawan Island, causing severe damage to protected areas including Puerto Princesa Subterranean...

Women on storm-hit Philippine island lead Indigenous effort to restore mangroves

Residents of low-lying coastal areas in archipelagic countries like the Philippines are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including the increase of...

New Philippine corpse flower is phallic-shaped, funky smelling — and nearly...

A maroon plant with a small, phallic-shaped flower and a putrid odor has been identified as a species new to science, Amorphophallus minimus.The plant...