Today is December 14, 2019
Today is December 14, 2019

Action for Nature and People

Environmental Agenda Learn more about the issues
that FPE ardently strives
to address.
Biodiversity What it is, why you should care, and what you can do to help conserve it.
Indigenous Communities Know more about the FPE’s projects for sustainable IP community development.
Climate Change Understand the issues to take
a stand against the world's
greatest threat.
About the Foundation for the Philippine Environment

FPE is a dynamic, relevant, and growing organization leading actions in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development toward healthy ecosystems and resilient communities. FPE commits to build constituencies and capacities for the environment, promote responsive policies and actions for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development and effectively manage the endowment fund.

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Latest News

Gigantes Island, Visayas: TAKING GREAT STRIDES FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Local legend has it that Gigantes, a unique group of 12 islets located within the Visayan Sea, one of the most productive fishing grounds in the country was once inhabited by giants. One can only imagine how these behemoths might have walked along the white beaches, waded along the pristine waters, and watched the sunset behind the different rock formations, which can still be seen in this present day and time.  READ MORE

Increasing the Reduction of Hazards and Threats through Preparedness and Alternative Indigenous Technologies Along the River Systems of Allah and Safali Rivers (I-RePAIR): Filipino ingenuity towards resilience

The Philippines ranks #5 in the list of countries most affected by hazards caused by an ever-changing climate. According to the Climate Risk Index (CRI)1 for 1998-2017, the country ranks very high in terms of exposure to climate risks and hazards (Eckstein et al., 2019). Several communities along the Mindanao River basin bear witness to this.  READ MORE

Energy Regulation 1-94 Installing enabling policies to secure benefits for Indigenous Peoples as stewards and hosts of energy projects

With its long years of engagement with Indigenous Peoples and helping them to gain recognition of their rightful share and benefits as stewards of natural resources, the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE), with Tanggapang Panligal ng Katutubong Pilipino (PANLIPI), Indigenous Peoples Organizations and Civil Society Organization partners, has been instrumental in the issuance of guidelines on the utilization of funds derived from Universal Charge-Environmental Charge (UC-EC) and ER 1-94 (Energy Regulation 1-94 Program) under the Energy Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA).  READ MORE

The ENDEFENSE PROGRAM Strengthening our Environmental Defenders

The Philippines, endowed with a unique beauty and a vast array of ecosystems, continues to be part of the megadiverse countries in the world. It means that we have species of plants and animals that are endemic and can only be seen here. The country is also the center of marine biodiversity. As part of the Coral Triangle, we have the third largest reef area in the world at 22,500 km2. However, as much as 75 percent of this have been degraded by human activities1. A sense of urgency to act and save what remains of our fragile ecosystems has been recognized by the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE). It acknowledged the need to establish and institutionalize a mechanism to help protect and conserve our environment through the provision of legal support.  READ MORE

Impact Stories

Dolphins and Fisherfolk Sue for the Right to Live

The dolphins seemed more comfortable, swimming, gliding and leaping, when a group of NGOs visited their habitat in the Tañon Strait in May 2008. It was not so six months previously, when the dolphins and other marine mammals, assisted by environmental lawyers, went to court to sue intruders to their habitat.  
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