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Rappler's latest stories on conservation international


First world survey finds 9,600 tree species risk extinction

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population with 8 715 species according to the Botanic Gardens Conservation International BGCI group

Native people's rights violated in name of 'conservation' – UN

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:54 AM

UN expert: Some conservation groups violating indigenous people s rights by by backing projects that oust them from their ancestral homes in the name of environmental preservation

In this photo taken on April 29, 2015 shows a village in Mayoyao, Ifugao province, part of the spectacular mountain rice terrace region in the northern Philippines that is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Karl Malakunas/AFP

Putting museums at the core of sustainable dev't

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Iloilo hosts the International Council of Museum Asia Pacific Conference 2015 which focuses on how museums can adapt to the changes in today’s social environment

(R-L) ICOM-APAC Chair Dr Song Xianchao, ICOM-Philippines Chair Gina Barte, ICOM-Korea Vice-Chair Professor Inkyung Chang and ICOM Executive Council member Dr An Laishun discuss how museums should contribute to sustainable development. Photo by Russel Jude Patina Mendez/ Rappler

Over half of world's primates on brink of extinction – experts

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Species long known to be at risk have been joined on the most endangered list for the first time by the Philippine tarsier and the Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur from Madagascar

US-Indonesia deal: We reduce your debt, you protect wildlife

Oct 03, 2014 - 6:48 PM

The deal means 12 million will be devoted to programs to protect endangered species and their habitats on Sumatra

ENDANGERED. This photograph taken by a villager on August 21, 2014, shows a man placing a fruit on a dead baby Sumatran elephant found in a river in Serbajadi in East Aceh district in Aceh province, located near the Leuser ecosystem forest conservation area in Indonesia's Sumatra island, part of a series of deaths of the critically-endangered Sumatran elephant. According to wildlife officials, dozens of the elephants have died after being poisoned in recent years on Sumatra island, as the creatures come into conflict with humans due to the rapid expansion of palm oil plantations which destroys their habitat. Swathes of rainforest have been destroyed in recent years to make way for plantations and villagers increasingly target Sumatran elephants, which they regard as pests. Photo by AFP

Isla Verde: Garbage, pollution threaten world jewel

Sep 24, 2013 - 1:42 PM

Pollution continues to plague the most important marine sanctuary in the world

BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT. In 2004, scientists declared the Verde Island Passage between Batangas and Mindoro the center of the coral triangle. Photo from

'Walking' shark discovered in Indonesia

Sep 01, 2013 - 2:13 PM

A new species of shark that walks along the seabed using its fins as tiny legs has been discovered in eastern Indonesia

85% of 'Coral Triangle' reefs at risk

Jul 09, 2012 - 11:16 AM

More than 85 percent of reefs in Asia s Coral Triangle are directly threatened by human activities such as coastal development pollution and overfishing a new report warned Monday July 9

Fish swim in the coral reef of Bunaken Island national marine park in northern Sulawesi on May 14, 2009. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

#Savethetrees: Click and act on Earth Day

Apr 20, 2012 - 7:02 PM

Join Rappler s Twitter discussion on why we should savethetrees and how to do it