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Rappler's latest stories on WWF-Philippines


Smokey Mountain, Ryan Cayabyab to hold benefit concert for WWF Philippines

Jun 23, 2020 - 4:43 PM

The group is set to perform during WWF Philippines' #Conservatunes on June 30

Single-use plastics, still the environment's number 1 enemy

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The government's cleanup program makes it easier to convince the public to adapt environmentally-friendly habits

Image via Shutterstock

8 promising green energy startups share in P1M funding

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The startups were singled out by a fellowship that aims to boost clean energy innovation and will compete against each other to win an additional P1 5 million

Earth Hour 2016: Going beyond lights out

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Quezon Memorial Circle will switch off its lights but will be powered by bicycles to promote renewable energy

EARTH HOUR. Chi-chi, the mascot of the World Wildlife Fund, poses with WWF ambassadors and beneficiaries. Photo by Bea Orante

Search on for PH cities with best low-carbon, resiliency plans

Aug 27, 2015 - 4:06 PM

The winning city will be honored as the Earth Hour Capital of the Philippines by the Worldwide Fund for Nature and will have a chance to be named the Global Earth Hour Capital

HUBS. Cities are centers of human development but also a major source of climate-disrupting carbon emissions

Treasures of the Sulu Sea threatened

Aug 24, 2015 - 6:58 PM

If we care for our natural resources well growth will be within reach But if we squander such richness what else will be left with us?

Fish biomass in Cagayancillo’s waters stands at 137 metric tonnes per square kilometer – an increase of 43% from when fish biomass was calculated at 96 tonnes per square kilometer six years ago. Photo by: Sophia Dedace/WWF-Philippines

IN PHOTOS: #EarthHour in the Philippines

Mar 29, 2015 - 12:21 AM

This year Earth Hour comes ahead of the crucial December UN meeting in Paris which is bringing together the global community in an effort to limit global warming

Manila's financial district is seen from a slum area after the lights are turned off to mark Earth Hour in Manila on March 28, 2015. Millions of people were expected to switch off their lights for Earth Hour on March 28, in a global effort to raise awareness about climate change. Since it began in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become what environmental group WWF says is the world's largest demonstration of support for action on carbon pollution. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Glow in the dark: Join Earth Hour 2015

Mar 28, 2015 - 5:25 PM

How are you observing the EarthHour? Share your photos and videos by tagging @MovePH on Twitter You can also post your EarthHour images on MovePH s Facebook page

Glow-in-the-dark Zumba for Earth Hour 2015

Mar 27, 2015 - 1:32 PM

Put on your neon sports attire and join the Earth Hour 2015 main event at the Quezon City Memorial Circle

LIGHTS OUT. The main event of Earth Hour Philippines 2015 will be held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Saturday, March 28. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

Re-engineering the Philippine banca

Jun 14, 2014 - 4:46 PM

In the Philippines a boat for a fisherman is what a carabao is for a farmer – a beast of burden a source of income a ride home Fisheries provide livelihood to about one million Filipinos or about 5 of the country’s labor force

STRONGER BOATS. Bancas for the Philippines offers a platform to make a climate-smart technology mass-based. In turn, more fishermen boost their resilience, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency. Photo by Derrick Lim/ Imagine Nation Photography

Earth Hour aims to give fiberglass boats to Haiyan fishermen

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Aside from the annual 60 minute switch off there will also be a crowd funding campaign to help fishermen get back to sea

FIBERGLASS BOAT. The grey boat in the photo is a prototype of the fiberglass Mark I model. Photo by Gregg Yan/WWF-Philippines

10 tips for an eco-friendly Christmas

Dec 17, 2013 - 1:26 PM

We can celebrate the Yuletide season and save the environment at the same time

GREEN CHRISTMAS. Have a 'green' Christmas by using recycled paper instead of new wrapping paper for your Christmas gifts

What made Tacloban so vulnerable to Haiyan?

Nov 15, 2013 - 12:03 PM

A 2013 study assesses Tacloban s vulnerability to climate change impacts–including storms like Yolanda

DEVASTATION IN TACLOBAN. A general shot shows houses destroyed by the strong winds caused by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) at Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. AFP/Noel Celis

Rappler named WWF-Philippines Media Partner of the Year

Nov 10, 2013 - 6:00 PM

For helping spread awareness for environmental issues Rappler will receive a special trophy from the green group on November 12

Palawan aims for a 100% renewable energy future

Oct 23, 2013 - 1:57 PM

The last ecological frontier hopes to attract more renewable energy investors even as an opposed coal plant is in the works

GOING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY. Palaweños gather to lend their support to the Palawan provincial government's 100% renewable energy plan. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Tamaraw or carabao? Know the difference

Oct 12, 2013 - 9:31 AM

The rare critically endangered tamaraw looks very similar to the common carabao This tamaraw month of October know the difference

Tubbataha report: US mum on paying PH

Jun 21, 2013 - 8:09 PM

The US Navy releases its final report on the Tubbataha Reef incident and blames lack of leadership There s no mention of paying the Philippines

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

Chinese fishers tried to bribe rangers

Apr 09, 2013 - 6:39 PM

The 12 Chinese on board a vessel that ran aground on Tubbataha face administrative and criminal charges

PRISTINE REEFS. The coral reefs of Tubbataha are healthy and free from parasites such as the nasty crown-of-thorns starfish that eats polyps, the live organisms that make up the coral. Photo by Lory Tan/WWF

Cheat sheet: Manila Bay reclamation

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:59 AM

What s the Manila Bay reclamation issue all about and why should you care?

HUMAN CHAIN. Over 3,000 people formed a human chain last February 12 to oppose the Manila Bay reclamation by Manila Gold Coast Corporation. All photos by Pia Ranada

Earth Hour's Andy Ridley dares you

Feb 27, 2013 - 7:52 AM

Earth Hour co founder Andy Ridley tells Rappler about Earth Hour 2013 and his dare to the world

DARE FOR MOTHER NATURE. Earth Hour co-founder Andy Ridley invites everyone to join WWF's 'I Will If You Will' campaign for Earth Hour 2013. All photos by Pia Ranada