philippines biodiversity - updates

Rappler's latest stories on philippines biodiversity


Zubiri bill wants to ban trade in sharks, rays

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:56 AM

The proposed Sharks and Rays Conservation Act seeks to impose penalties of up to 12 years imprisonment or a fine of up to P1 million or both to violators of the ban including those who inflict injury on sharks and rays

ENDANGERED. Concerned tourism stakeholders of Panglao, Bohol share a photo of a dead thresher shark, an endangered species, at a public market in Tagbilaran. Photo by Holger Horn

Apayao: Where ethnic tradition is saving the Philippine Eagle

Jul 23, 2015 - 10:32 AM

The lapat system of the Isnag people is credited for increasing the population of the critically endangered national bird

NATIONAL TREASURE. A 3-month-old male Philippine eagle perches on the first active Philippine eagle nest discovered in Luzon island in July 2015. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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

The Mind Museum’s Marine Science camp

Jun 30, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Last May 1 to 3 The Mind Museum and California Academy of Sciences held a Marine Science Camp in Anilao Batangas

New plant species could detox mining-contaminated soil

May 17, 2014 - 2:23 PM

Metal plant hyperaccumulators are important discoveries in the country since these plants can help clean up mine areas

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