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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

  • 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 ...

  • Philippines Sees Value In Conserving Sharks And Rays

    Philippines Sees Value In Conserving Sharks And Rays

    Located at the tip of the Coral Triangle in the western Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is home to more than 200 species of sharks and rays, and declines in their numbers could have negative impacts on marine ecosystems.

    It could also affect the economy: Shark and ray dive tourism helps boost local communities throughout the country, with visitors coming from around the world to see whale sharks in Donsol, whitetip reef sharks in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, and thresher sharks in Malapascua.

    The Philippines government knows the value in protecting sharks a ...

  • How Solar-powered Lamps Empower Women In Camarines Sur Community

    How Solar-powered Lamps Empower Women In Camarines Sur Community

    Harnessing solar energy through small off-grid systems to power community livelihood and provide basic energy solutions is a big first step in ensuring energy access especially for people who hardly have any resources for electrification.

    In a coastal village in Sagnay, Camarines Sur, fishermens wives are doing their share to protect their environment.

    As members of the Sagnay Tuna Fishers Association (STFA), women leaders are rising from the ranks as members of their "Bantay Dagat" (sea patrol) team assigned to safeguard and monitor the 40-hectare marine protected and mangrove areas in ...

  • PH Joins World In Earth Hour Lights-out

    PH Joins World In Earth Hour Lights-out

    Madonna Salas, a teacher in Ilagan, Isabela province, observed a one-hour shut-off of lights at home on Saturday night "to help a bit in reducing [her] power usage and to contribute in easing the effects of climate change."

    In Tacloban City, Carmen Bueno has been observing Earth Hour for three years as her "own way of helping our environment."

    Salas and Bueno were among the millions who took part in Earth Hour, a campaign to raise awareness about the impact of climate change by switching off lights for 60 minutes starting at 8:30 p.m. local time.

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