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DENR seeks larger covered than denuded forest areas in 2016


The government was able to cover at least 7.52 million hectares of forested areas in 2013, but not enough to cover the 8.28 million hectares of denuded forest area that year, according to a presentation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) before lawmakers on Thursday.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH has SE Asia’s lowest forest cover


There’s more sobering news on the state of the country’s environment, according to an environment official during Monday’s celebration of Earth Day: The Philippines has the second-lowest forest cover in Southeast Asia and its biodiversity is among the most threatened in the world; despite the country having one of the most extensive coral reef areas in the world, only 2 percent of them remain in excellent condition.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Aliens’ invade Philippine forests, lakes

laguna de bay

Alien species are invading Philippine forests and lakes, threatening endemic and indigenous flora and fauna, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quirino forester gunned down just after New Year revelry

Maddela, Quirino

A 59-year-old forester died on the spot on January 1 at 12:30 a.m., when he was gunned down with an armalite rifle by still unidentified men as he was trying to prevent the entry of a wood-loaded truck at a checkpoint in Barangay (village) San Pedro in Maddela, Quirino, sketchy reports from local police and environment officials, said.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Total log ban’s aftermath hits hard on wood industry workers


While illegal loggers feast on forests left vulnerable by corruption and weak enforcement of the government’s moratorium on logging operations, thousands of wood industry workers throughout Caraga Region must face the adversities of joblessness.

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »