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Gaining recognition for community-based organisations at Zambales Mountains IBA, the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:39

Sales of tree seedlings from communal nurseries set up by forest dependent families in the municipalit...

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Livelihoods and conservation in the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:25

The Mount Hilong-hilong Important Bird Area (IBA), one of the last tracts of lowland rainforest in the northeast of mainland Mindanao in the Philippines, is the home of the globally threatened Philipp...

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Restoring the Philippines' Forests

Wed, 28/12/2011 - 07:00

The Haribon Foundation (BirdLife in the Philippines), with the support of the Disney’s Friends for Change has produced a 6-minute video aimed at children on deforestation and its impacts, and what Haribon is doing to...

Haribon embraces the iphone

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 09:13

Haribon (BirdLife in the Philippines) has launched a Birds of the Philippines iphone app. It displays images of Philippine birds taken in the field by Haribon members along with descriptions of the species. It also allows users to send othe...

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EU’s Raw Materials Policy

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 08:28

My Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) colleagues were in Brussels for the 8th Asia-Europe Peoples Forum (AEPF) this week. The AEPF is an interregional network of progressive civil society organizations across Asia and Europe. It emerged in the 1996 f...

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Green State of Nature Address

Mon, 20/09/2010 - 11:03

Last Thursday, the Green Con-vergence for Safe Food and Healthy Environment, a loose coalition of networks and NGOs, held its third Green State of Nature Address (SONA). We were very appreciative that DENR Secretary Ramon Paje stayed th...

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IPs and logging

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 10:40

Haribon is in the process of completing a project called Golden Forests, Landscapes and Seascapes supported by the European Union and the Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Inter-nacional that aims to reduce deforestation in Mts. Hilong-Hilong and Diwata which encomp...

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Birds of Agape

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:37

Was it a workshop cum birdwatching or birdwatching cum workshop? It happened last week at Agape Springs in Silang Cavite, a 10-hectare property crisscrossed by streams, owned by Dr. Gloria Caccam, a Haribon member. We hurriedly placed our bags in our rooms and then ...

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Illegal pets in the Philippines

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 15:09

A few days ago, I watched Richard Gutierrez tell his TV audience the perils of buying exotic and endangered animals as pets. He elaborated that these animals especially those that are forest-dependent cannot survive in an urban sett...

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Presidential inauguration

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 08:34

I had a ticket for a seat across the grandstand. It was either going to be very hot or very wet. I thought hard whether to go or not. The temptation to watch the inaugural comfortably at home on the television was so inviting. And then late at ...

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Haring Ibon

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 14:24

A week-long photo exhibit to celebrate Philippine Eagle Week at SM City North EDSA has attracted many passers by. It is a collection of photographs taken by professional German photographer Klaus Nigge whose work has been published in numerous U.S. and European publicatio...

Our National bird

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 08:09

It’s Philippine Eagle Week and it is an opportune time to know about our national bird which, incidentally is also the largest and most endangered eagle in the world. The Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi is endemic or unique to our country and can only b...

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Empowering young leaders

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 11:09

Eleven young Moro and indigenous peoples leaders are flying to the United States to participate in a 3-week exchange program entitled “The Past is Always Ahead of Us: Empowering Minority and Indigenous Leaders in the Southern Philippines.” Suppo...

News from the Philippines

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 14:16

The environmental and human rights group, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), denounces the death on May 13 of anti-mining activist Conrado Buenaflor from Buguey, Cagayan. ATM recently received a report that an unidentified armed man shot Conrado Buenafl...

Strengthening conservation of Mount Siburan IBA, Mindoro, Philippines

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:19

Mount Siburan IBA is the largest tract of lowland forest on Mindoro and home to several threatened species including the the Critically Endangered Mindoro...

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