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Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation protects and conserve the forests and endangered species endemic to Negros and the Philippines.

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  • Questions Of Science And Progress 1st Of 2 Parts

    Questions Of Science And Progress 1st Of 2 Parts

    Sitting at a bus terminal or a boarding gate of an airport, you sometimes look around at the busy-ness around you, or you steal glances at a wall clock.

    So many people and vehicles are coming and going, departing and arriving, on time or running late, and calm or rushed. You could say were always moving heading somewhere. Where? Why?

    These existential questions may not be asked out in the open because of a perceived preference for our pragmatic, more immediate concerns. But isnt finding answers for direction and meaning a basic human effort?

    In the last two weeks, I witnessed what I ...

  • NegOccs Kilometer Zero Dream Wildlife Park

    NegOccs Kilometer Zero Dream Wildlife Park

    "Dont it always seem to go, that you dont know what youve got til its gone? They paved paradise to put up a parking lot." I hum with the song Big Yellow Taxi and if you havent yet, listen to its words.

    Right in the middle of Bacolod City within a few meters of Km 0 or the centerpoint of the province of Negros Occidental is an oasis. Trees have grown in this area, perhaps now serving the island?s core kilometer as its lungs.

    Beside the green and open spaces of Capitol Lagoon is a refuge for critically endangered animals the NFEFI Biodiversity Conservation Center, a wildlife rescue and ca ...

  • One Island Ecosystem

    One Island Ecosystem

    When the Negros Island Region (NIR) was declared as a unit separate from Regions 6 and 7, a lot of us in the environmental groups were glad for the islands natural resources.

    Finally, the island, the fourth largest in the country, can be managed as one whole ecosystem, with better coordinated efforts for sustainable agriculture, wildlife conservation, ecotourism, and a green economy.

    Despite differences in dialect, the people of Negros were ready to build and sustain the connections between the Occidental and Oriental sides.

    Weve seen that dream shot down again. This is not an essay a ...

  • 4 Warty Pigs Born In Captivity

    Four warty pigs were born recently at the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation animal sanctuary at the South Capitol Road in Bacolod City, NFEFI president Paul Trebol Lizares said yesterday.

    The warty pig, also known as baboy talunon and Suscebifrons, is considered the most threatened wild pig species in the world, he said.

    They are extinct in Cebu, Guimaras and probably Masbate, and are now found only on the remaining forest patches in Negros and Panay, he added.

    Unique among wild pigs, they grow a long, floppy coarse mane during breeding season and shed it when breeding season i ...

  • NegOcc Grants Aid To Biodiversity Conservation Center Philippine News Agency

    The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental will provide a PHP720,000 financial assistance to the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc. (NFEFI) for the conservation breeding and education of threatened endemic species in Western Visayas.

    Second District Board Member Salvador Escalante Jr., chairman of committee on appropriations, budget, finance, ways and means, said in a report on Friday that the Provincial Board granted Governor Alfredo Mara?on Jr. the authority to sign a memorandum of agreement with the NFEFI.

    He said the budget will be sourced from the lump sum appropriati ...

  • Capitol Mulls Relocating Negros Forests And Ecological Foundation Inc Center To Panaad

    The Negros Occidental Provincial Government is planning to relocate the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc. (NFEFI) biodiversity conservation center from the Capitol-owned property on the South Capitol Road to the Panaad Park in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

    Second District Board Member Salvador Escalante Jr., chairman of Provincial Board committee on appropriations, budget, finance, ways and means, said the move to relocate the conservation sanctuary aims to place it under the supervision of the Panaad Park.

    Also, it would open investment opportunities for the one-hectar ...