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Conservation bid in Baguio draws support of architects

THE BAGUIO Cathedral is one of 36 structures in the summer capital which Baguio folks have asked to be declared as heritage sites.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Acknowledging the need to make amends for their role in the “overdevelopment” of the summer capital, a group of architects has started a movement to popularize structures built by American colonial engineers and Filipinos to support a renewed Baguio conservation drive.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mangrove planting to save twin rivers

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In yet another attempt to stop two rivers from flowing freely into the center of Lucena City, more than 15,000 mangrove propagules were planted along the banks of the heavily polluted water bodies recently.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mindoro’s paradise island of mangroves

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THE SILONAY Mangrove Conservation and Eco Park in the City of Calapan in Oriental Mindoro MADONNA T. VIROLA

Early in the morning, Alma Bool would plod through muddy waters and plant mangrove propagules off an island in the City of Calapan. She did not realize that she had already planted more than 3,000 of them until somebody asked.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Groups map trails to link Cordi communities

FOR AGES, villagers in Ifugao province have traded or visited neighboring communities by walking through trails, some of which cross through Ifugao’s rice terraces. A group has started mapping the Cordillera trail system that links all provinces in the mountain region. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Instead of building more roads that may damage forests, a group of environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts has started mapping the natural and indigenous trail system that connects the provinces of the Cordillera region.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Ultra-rare crocs survive in Palawan’s ‘Noah’s Ark’

A local tourist getting a hands on experience with a baby crocodile at the Crocodile Farm, a wildlife rescue and conservation center in Puerto Princesa, in Palawan. AFP

A chorus of chirps filled the room as one of the Philippines’ top crocodile breeders checked on his wards in an overcrowded ‘Noah’s Ark’ for one of the world’s most endangered animals.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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