Today is January 28, 2020
Today is January 28, 2020

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Balinsasayaw Twin-Lakes Farmers Association, Inc. (BTLFAI) awarded grant by FPE

Posted on January 6, 2020

On December 23, 2019, the Visayas Regional Operations (VRO) of the Foundation for the Philippine Environment represented by its Regional Operations Manager, facilitated the first release of the PhP100,000 grant award to the officers of the Balinsasayaw Twin-Lakes Farmers Association, Inc. (BTLFAI). The BTLFAI was recognized as a performing people’s organizations in Visayas which sustained the conservation and management of the Balinsasayaw Twin-Lakes Natural Park located in Barangay Enrique Villanueva, Sibulan, Negros Oriental

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FPE CEO visits Mt. Nacolod Local Conservation Area in Southern Leyte

Posted on January 6, 2020

On December 17, 2019, Dr. Renato D. Boniao, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE), together with the Visayas Regional Operations staff, visited Mt. Nacolod in Southern Leyte to have a first-hand understanding and experience of the realities and conservation actions in the area.

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

Posted on December 9, 2019

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.

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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

Posted on December 9, 2019

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.

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

Posted on December 9, 2019

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).

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The ENDEFENSE PROGRAM Strengthening our Environmental Defenders

Posted on December 9, 2019

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.

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