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  • American Tourists Place PHL As 4th Top Favored Destination

    The Philippines ranks fourth among the favored destinations of tourists from the US.

    This was revealed by Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo in a speech before some 40 travel agents representing Asian destinations during the recent Philippine Business Mission in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

    In her speech, Teo encouraged the travel agents to take advantage of the growing interest in Asia Pacific as a tourism destination. ?There is no better time than now to leverage on the dawning of the Asian century. As early as 2014 the other side of the world, like the United States, began disco ...

  • A Day In The Forests Of Central Luzon Philippines

    A Day In The Forests Of Central Luzon Philippines

    The morning was crisp and clear and our expectations were high. Its not every day that we get the chance to go into the forest with a very experienced field botanist, Dr. Ed de Vogel, from the Netherlands.

    Dr. De Vogel was able to spare a couple of days to join us in a survey of the orchid flora of a small area of Central Luzon.

    This area is at about 1,500 meters elevation with some of the surrounding mountains reaching heights of over 2,000 meters.

    The higher elevations are mainly stunted trees, seldom over a couple of meters tall. This region is also very wind swept but this does no ...

  • MCP Life

    Our underwater world is under tremendous pressure ? too much garbage and litter, especially plastic is being thrown in, and too many fish are being fished out. Only 0,1 percent of the seas are covered by coral reefs, yet these fragile reefs are home to an astounding 25% of all marine species. The Philippines are the middle of the coral triangle, and with a land mass of 7000 islands it has a unique topography with a collective stretch of shoreline, longer than any other nation in the World. This means that the Philippines are home to more coastal reefs than anywhere else in the world, making it ...

  • PH, US To Jointly Enhance Efforts On Sustainable Fisheries Marine Biodiversity

    PH, US To Jointly Enhance Efforts On Sustainable Fisheries Marine Biodiversity

    The Philippines and the United States have committed to work together for the enhancement of efforts on sustainable fisheries and marine biodiversity to improve the lives of people and the health of coasts and oceans.

    Agriculture Undersecretary and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) director Eduardo Gongona, and Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) director Theresa Mundita Lim led a Philippine delegation of eight technical officers in a learning exchange with their counterparts from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-Pacific Islands on eco ...

  • Facts You Need To Know About The Top 10 Birds In The City

    Facts You Need To Know About The Top 10 Birds In The City

    Help us find out where are our city birds this July 15 & 16!

    Visit to learn how.

    1. Eurasian Tree Sparrow

    Legend has it that in the early 1900s, Europeans brought these birds to the Philippines to help them combat loneliness and homesickness. Today, it is the most common bird in the Philippines known as the maya.

    2. Yellow-vented Bulbul

    Easily identified by its yellow bottom, this bird sports a mohawk comparable to that of the infamous hairstyle.

    3. Pied Fantail

    In birding language, the term pied means black and white. Locally known as the Maria Capr ...

  • Haribon Wins 2017 Energy Globe Award

    Haribon Wins 2017 Energy Globe Award

    Haribon?s ROAD to 2020 forest restoration movement was awarded as the best environmental project in the Philippines by the Energy Globe during the recent celebration of World Environment Day. It bested more than 2,000 submissions from over 170 countries.

    The Rainforestation Organizations and Advocates (ROAD) to 2020 is an environmental conservation movement that aims to bring back the lost Philippine rainforests in the country by 2020.

    It unifies the efforts of different groups that use rainforestation, including local governments, nongovernmental organizations, people?s organizations, p ...