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

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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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“One Province, One Team” The Siquijor Province Coastal Resource Management Alliance: Champions of the Visayan Seas

Posted on December 9, 2019

As an archipelagic country, the Philippines’ rich marine resources earned its title as the center of marine biodiversity. In fact, the archipelago’s territorial waters overlap with the Coral Triangle region where there is the highest recorded diversity of reef species, corals, and fish (Roberts et al. 2002; Carpenter and Springer 2005; Burke et al. 2011 as cited in Azanza, 2017).

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The Banao Bodong Tribal Association “Saving the forests, Saving the culture”

Posted on December 9, 2019

Indigenous Peoples (IP) are the true stewards of the land and are eternally interconnected with it. Through their Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Practices (IKSP), biodiversity and ecosystem services in their domains have been protected, conserved, and enhanced for generations.

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