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  • Wild For Wetlands 2018 Celebrating Laguna De Bay Conference Concert

    Wild For Wetlands 2018 Celebrating Laguna De Bay Conference Concert

    Wild for Wetlands is a yearly tradition which we helped pioneered last February 2017. Its the Filipinos way of commemorating International Wetlands Day by highlighting Philippine wetlands. It is an initiative spearheaded by the Earth Island Institute Philippines, Save Freedom Island Movement, Save Laguna Lake Movement, and Nilad.

  • The Philippine Wetlands Fair 2017

    The Philippine Wetlands Fair 2017

    More than ever, concern for Philippine wetlands has been on the high. With more and more advocacy groups ??" from birders, to environmentalists, to marine experts, and grassroots communities, there is an urgent need for unity amongst like-minded cause-oriented individuals and groups in raising the level of awareness and conservation for the wetlands in our country.

    What better way to do it than have a festival about it? Mixing serious discussions with solidarity and action, and calling on the younger generation to act.

    Wild for Wetlands: The Philippine Wetlands Fair 2017 is a prelude to ...

  • Environment Groups Call On Government To Act Vs Plastic

    Environment groups have urged the government to decisively act against unrestrained plastic production and consumption and the consequent environmental pollution.

    The EcoWaste Coalition, Earth Island Institute, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Greenpeace, Mother Earth Foundation and Nilad asked the Duterte administration to enact a strategy to prevent and reduce plastic garbage from land sources that is finding its way to oceans.

    The groups reiterated their call ahead of President Duterte's first State of the Nation Address next week. They said government should enact ...

  • Saving Manilas Last Mangrove Forest

    Saving Manilas Last Mangrove Forest

    A year ago, I didn't know much about the Philippines. I didn't know that it is among the 10 most biologically diverse countries on the planet, or that metropolitan Manila is the 11th most populous metro area in the world. I couldn't utter a word of any of the almost 180 native languages spoken throughout the archipelago.

    And I had no idea how precariously the island nation's natural environment hangs in the balance.

    My visit to Manila coincided with a beach cleanup hosted by Save Freedom Island Movement, a volunteer group working tirelessly to preserve and protect the last remaining mang ...

  • Environmental Groups Present Greenest National Bets

    Environmental Groups Present Greenest National Bets

    Various green groups' evaluation presented 'greenest' national candidates on Wednesday at Miriam College in Quezon City.

    The initiative "Luntiang Bayan: Boto para sa Tao, Hayop at Kalikasan" assessed the national candidates through the following 7-point agenda: animal welfare and wildlife protection, biodiversity and ecosystems protection, adaptation to climate change/disaster preparedness and mitigation, food security, sustainable development, solid waste management and environmental justice.

    These green groups comprise Earth Island Institute Philippines, Nilad, Miriam College Environme ...

  • Protesters Go Biking To Save Sanctuary

    Protesters Go Biking To Save Sanctuary

    Environmental groups on Saturday combined for the first time two earth-friendly activities??"cycling and a cleanup at the protected nature sanctuary on Freedom and Long Islands in Las Piñas and Parañaque cities??"as part of their continued protest against reclamation projects being planned by the government on Manila Bay.

    The bike ride-coastal cleanup event, headed by groups Nilad, Bikers Unite, Earth Island Institute and Save Freedom Island Movement, gathered 75 cyclists who rode from Bonifacio Shrine beside Manila City Hall at 6 a.m. to the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco ...