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Since it was founded in 1961, WWF has become one of the world's largest and most effective independent organizations dedicated to the conservation of nature. It has reached this status through a constant record of conservation achievements. WWF now operates in around 100 countries, supported by nearly five million people worldwide.

WWF Philippines News

  • Largest Dive Expo In PH Opens In Manila

    The Diving Resort and Travel (DRT) Show 2018, dubbed as the largest dive exposition in the Philippines, opened at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall on Friday.

    The DRT Show is held in seven cities every year and is considered as the "most important event" in the Philippine diving industry, which is making its mark as an ideal dive destination in Asia.

    "This is in line with the Department of Tourism's (DOT) vision to develop and promote the Philippines as a premier diving and business hub in Asia," DOT Undersecretary Arturo Boncato Jr. said during his keynote speech.

    In an interview, he to ...

  • Donsol Attracts The Philippines Largest Whale Sharks

    Donsol Attracts The Philippines Largest Whale Sharks

    A new scientific study by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines and Large Marine Vertebrate Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) has revealed that whale sharks in Donsol, Philippines are uncharacteristically larger than those found elsewhere in the Philippines. The study, which describes the population dynamics and strong site fidelity of adult whale sharks to the coastal waters of Donsol, has been published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science and represents the longest dataset on whale sharks in the country.

    Up until the late 90s, targeted whale shark fisheries existe ...

  • How The Fight Vs Plastic Pollution Can Begin In The Classroom

    How The Fight Vs Plastic Pollution Can Begin In The Classroom

    'We like to start with the children so it'll be embedded in their minds already,' says World Wide Fund environment officer Kimberly Anne Marcelo.

    Can you use a math problem to teach children about saving the environment?

    Conservation group World Wide Fund (WWF) believes this is possible, as the fight against plastic pollution can begin in the classroom.

    "Hindi lang science 'yung dapat magturo sa bata nu'ng pag-aalaga sa kalikasan. We train teachers from different subject areas to integrate, even in small ways. For example, if you're a math teacher, 'yung binibigay 'nyong word problems ...

  • Art, Heart, Earth

    Art, Heart, Earth

    To support the World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF's) biodiversity efforts, visual artists Elmer Borlongan, Geraldine Javier, Mark Justiniani, Jose John Santos III and National Artist Benedicto "BenCab" Cabrera created limited edition pieces of sculpture inspired by the organization's iconic panda logo.

    Five pieces of sculpture were shown as the initial project of "Art, Heart, Earth," a WWF-Philippines campaign to work with the cultural sector done in collaboration with Tin-aw Art Management Inc. and Secret Fresh Gallery.

    WWF-Philippines is the 26th national organization in the WWF network ...

  • Discovering Social Tourism At The Ipo Watershed

    Discovering Social Tourism At The Ipo Watershed

    Our latest #WhatsNext experience was all about connecting with nature and the Sapang Munti community.

    2 hours away from Metro Manila lies a lush land many urbanites may not have even heard of. With 6,600 hectares rainforest, this area of mountainous green cradles a dam part of the more extensive Angat Water System, the Ipo Watershed.

    According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the watershed provides 98% of Metro Manila's water supply, servicing over 12 million people. Unfortunately, it is far from the virginal Eden its locals dream for it to be. The Department of Environment and Natural ...

  • National Geographic Earth Day Run To Draw Huge Cast

    National Geographic Earth Day Run To Draw Huge Cast

    National Geographic will host the ninth edition of the Nat Geo Earth Day Run, which features not just the regular weekend runners but also environment-conscious ones at the SM Mall of Asia grounds on April 22.

    Since its inception, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run has been attracting thousands of individuals across Asia who have pledged to save the planet with organizers expecting about 15,000 participants to join in the 3K, 10K and 21K categories.

    Like in past editions, National Geographic is teaming up with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines and will lunch a campaign dubbed #NotPlast ...