Haribon is the Philippines pioneer environmental organization. Haribon practically gave birth to the Philippine environmental movement. Hatched in 1972, the organization, and the individuals it trained and nurtured were instrumental in the formation of other environmental organizations in the country.
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Despite technological advancements, the fundamental purpose of farming hasnt changed throughout the years. It is meant to cultivate or produce crops that will give and sustain life.
Today, however, farming has been greatly influenced by the increasing demand for food due to population growth. To cope with this growing need, scientists have developed pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers to increase production. While its good for business, we all know that the case isnt the same for the environment.
A long time ago, farmers used a system that does not utilize harmful chemicals. ...
Effective conservation of forests is possible with strengthened governance mechanisms. Local communities must also be empowered with technical knowledge, platforms, and skills to establish forest monitoring programs and more effectively contribute to forest management and land-use planning processes.
Through the establishment and strengthening of community networks and between cross-national networks, the Forest Governance Project or FoGoP aims to enhance information sharing and empower non-state actors in advocacy of issues concerning forest conservation. The project will be implemented ov ...
Current reforestation efforts that uses exotic trees such as mahogany and rubber are not suitable for the Philippine environment, environmental groups said.
As a response to this issue, a new approach has emerged in the restoration of Philippine forests, known as rainforestation.
Rainforestation is using our native trees in restoring our forests, according to Thaddeus Martinez, a forester from the Haribon Foundation.
We are prioritizing some of the endemic trees within a particular place. We are always tracking to have the tree species match with the sites, he added.
Martinez, the ...
Sanitary Care Products Asia, Inc. (SCPA) is extending its partnership with Haribon Foundation, pledging to plant 3,000 seedlings and fund eight implementations of the HARI EcoVan Biodiversity on Wheels initiative in Iloilo Province, Panay Island. According to the agreement signed last January 24, SCPAs forest adoption will cover 2.4 hectares of the Mt. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape (MBSCPL) in San Pablo City, Laguna, including three years of forest maintenance and capacity development endeavors for the communities who will steward the area.
The HARI EcoVan Biodiversity on Wheels ...
Mount Siburan in the Philippines is considered one of the worlds most critical biodiversity areas. Located in Sablayan, it is the largest tract of lowland forest in Mindoro and home to several species which can only be found in this province such as the critically-endangered Mindoro Bleeding-Heart pigeon.
The Mindoro Bleeding-Hearts wounded appearance does not stray far from its true plight with about 400 left in the wild. This was mainly caused by the loss of habitat from deforestation.
With only a patch of primary forests left in the Philippines, what remains of the Bleeding-Heart pige ...
Financial company Nasdaq has partnered with nature conservation group Haribon Foundation to bring biodiversity education to over 400 students of Benigno Aquino High School in Makati City.
Using a built-in multimedia van called Biodiversity on Wheels (BOW), Nasdaq taught Grade 10 students about Philippine wildlife and simple ways on how to protect the environment.
The kids are very participative and I too got so engrossed with sharing trivia about the Philippine ecosystem and endangered species, said Chariss Garcia, a volunteer from Nasdaq.
Among the unique species in the Philippines t ...