Philippines’ rich bird life is more threatened than we thought, study says

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The Philippines supports extraordinary avian diversity: 86 new endemic bird species have been described in the country in just the last decade.Nevertheless, the country’s...

New species of Vaccinium plant discovered on Mt. Victoria in Narra municipality

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A new species of Vaccinium has been discovered on top of Mt. Victoria, the second highest peak in Palawan, situated in Narra town. The Philippine...

Philippines banks on new fisheries management system, but rollout is rocky

The Philippines introduced a new fisheries management framework to curb illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in 2019.Under the fisheries management area (FMA) mechanism, the...

As humans close in on their habitat, crocodiles in the Philippines snap back

In mangrove-rich Palawan, residents are advised to steer clear of crocodile habitats as the hatching season makes the reptiles more aggressive.There are two crocodile...

Environmental health groups raise concern on toxic hazards from plastic waste management schemes

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Environmental health groups EcoWaste Coalition, Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustainability (IDIS), and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) have echoed the urgency of limiting the manufacture...

Rizal town, WPU, Tanggol Kalikasan join hands for mangrove assessment, rehab

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The municipality of Rizal together with Tanggol Kalikasan, Inc. (TK) a non-government organization, and Western Philippines University (WPU) have entered into a tripartite agreement...

EcoWaste Coalition urges consumers to shun lead painted refillable water bottles

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Some refillable stainless steel water bottles may be coated with lead paint, which is against the legal requirement and presents a health hazard, according...

DENR seeks President Duterte’s certification of EPEB bill

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is awaiting President Rodrigo Duterte's official call for Congress to immediately pass the bill that will...

Environment groups, people’s orgs, concerned individuals file case vs DENR’s Waste-to-Energy guidelines

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Environment groups, people's organizations, and concerned individuals filed a petition Thursday with the Supreme Court asking it to strike down Department Administrative Order (DAO)...

City ENRO starts dismantling bamboo fish traps in coastal barangays

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 The City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) has intensified its demolition of illegally-placed bamboo fish traps, or baklad, in several coastal barangays...

Male sub-adult crocodile rescued in Bataraza

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Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) recovered one male sub-adult saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) that was handed over by resident Danny Alipoon of...

Sustainable mining highlighted in MGB’s SHES Manual

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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has developed a Safety and Health Environment and Social Development and Management (SHES) Manual, whose criteria are based on...
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