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Mindanao plants 3M trees in an hour, challenges world record

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By Karlos Manlupig/rappler.com – Thousands of residents from all walks of life across Mindanao traversed hills and crossed rivers at dawn Friday, September 26, for two missions: help the environment and bag a world record. The “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” campaign seeks to plant 4.6 million trees across Mindanao covering a Read more »

Fighting for sharks in the Philippines

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By Anna Valmero/gmanetwork.com – His skin burnt from from years of diving, a local reef warden gets ready for another underwater guard watch with his usual attire: fins, snorkel and a mask. It’s just another day in the office as he readies to release five premature blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus Read more »

DENR to crush seized elephant tusks, drops ceremonial burning

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By Jeannette I. Andrade/Philippine Daily Inquirer – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will no longer hold a ceremonial burning of some five tons of seized elephant tusks but assured that it will push through with crushing the confiscated ivory on June 21. DENR decided to do away Read more »

British billionaire promotes solar bulbs

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By Helen Flores/The Philippine Star – A British billionaire and a local organization have launched a nationwide campaign aimed at helping poor Filipino families cope with the rising costs of electricity through the use of solar bulbs made out of recycled plastic bottles. Billionaire and world renowned explorer David Read more »

Locals, biologists face off over Philippine whale shark feeding

Photo by Marian Z. Codilla

By David Loh – Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds – to swim with whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. Whale sharks are Read more »

Dolphin murals spark marine awareness campaign in Philippines

Photo courtesy of Dolphin Love Freedom FB page

A painter’s spontaneous reaction to slaughter of dolphins shown in The Cove turns into a movement for protecting ocean life guardian.co.uk/environment/blog – After watching a documentary about the annual slaughter of 23,000 dolphins that takes place in Taiji, Japan, Filipino artist and environmental activist AG Sano was so overcome with Read more »

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