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  • A Call To Conserve Visayan Birds

    A Call To Conserve Visayan Birds

    Without the help of local communities in the conservation of forests and birds, Cebu risks losing more bird species, said Cebuano ornithologist and researcher, Philip Godfrey Jakosalem.

    Jakosalem, who is based in Negros Occidental, is among the authors of a new book, "Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Negros, Panay and Cebu," which was launched in Bacolod City last November 14.

    The guide features the birds of Negros, Panay and Cebu which are considered as integral members of the ecosystem because of their crucial roles as pollinators, pest controllers and food sources for predator ...

  • New Mistletoe Species Found Only In Negros Oriental Named After Philippine Wildlife Biologist

    New Mistletoe Species Found Only In Negros Oriental Named After Philippine Wildlife Biologist

    Christmas came early for Bacolod City-based wildlife biologist Lisa Paguntalan.

    A new mistletoe species, Amyema lisae, was named after Paguntalan, executive director of the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc.

    In an article published in the scientific journal Phytotaxa, article authors Pieter B. Pelser, Shiella Mae B. Olimpos, Peter O?byrne, and Julie Barcelona wrote that the plant was named after Paguntalan to honor her contributions to nature conservation in the Philippines.

    Paguntalan was also described as a champion of organizing and involving local communities i ...

  • Community And Conservation Tourism (Last Of Two Parts)

    Some participants of the recently-concluded Southeast Asian Bat Conference held in Bacolod City visited this small island in Sagay City in northern Negros Occidental.

    The main purpose of the visit was to see the bat colony that is present in the area, which is only about 30 to 45 minutes boat ride from the city proper of Sagay. A good number of flying foxes, including large flying foxes and island flying foxes, are roosting in the mangrove forest, now popularly known as the Suyac Island Mangrove Eco Park.

    The mangrove forest, estimated at 10 hectares, in the island is purely natural and ...

  • Intl Bat Conservation Experts Gather For 4-day Confab In Bacolod

    Intl Bat Conservation Experts Gather For 4-day Confab In Bacolod

    About 200 participants from various countries will gather for the 4th International Southeast Asian Bat Conference on Aug. 6-9 at L' Fisher Hotel in this city.

    The activity is spearheaded by the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (PBCFI) in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the provinces of Negros Occidental and Oriental.

    Since 2007, three International Southeast Asian Bat Conferences (SEABCO) have been organized, and the Philippines has been chosen as the host on its fourth year.

    The Southeast Asian Bat Conservation Res ...

  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity

    I attended the USAID Philippine-American Fund Grantee Summit last Thursday and Friday in Manila, and I was quite impressed by the initiatives of civil society groups across the country in making a difference, not only to lives of its intended beneficiaries, but including our environment as well.

    Administered by the Gerry Roxas Foundation, the PhilAm Fund has provided funding support to 37 nongovernment organizations in implementing projects related to anti-trafficking in persons, economic growth, education, governance, and biodiversity conservation.

    The Bacolod-based Philippines Biodiver ...

  • Negros Biodiversity Planning, Last Of Two Parts

    Negros Island is not a big landmass compared with Luzon and Mindanao, but it contains numerous endemic species, including single-island endemic species.

    With the alteration of the islands natural ecosystems, however, a good number of these endemic species are threatened from extinction in the wild and listed in the Red List of Threatened Species of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

    During the 1 st Negros Island Biodiversity Strategy and Action Planning Workshop held on April 4-5 in Bacolod City, Lisa Paguntalan ...