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Jan 2018
Tamaraw Habitat Assessment an Exploration of Inner Mindoro Island

The Tamaraw, Bubalus mindorensis, is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. It is the largest mammal endemic to the Philippines and can only be found on the island of Mindoro. The main current threat to the Tamaraw is habitat loss due to farming by resettled and local people. Historically, this species was hunted for both subsistence and sport, which led to a period of drastic decline in numbers of individuals and populations. The introduction of cattle in the past also caused a rinderpest epidemic that contributed......

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Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua Haematuropygia)

Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua Haematuropygia)

Cacatoès des Philippines. Previously widespread in the Philippine islands, this cockatoo now numbers perhaps less than 1,000 and is reduced to only a few places. Its stronghold being the island of Palawan where the LPF supports the conservation programme run by the Katala Foundation. The supporter partnership includes Chester Zoo, CEPA and ZGAP. This beautiful, white cockatoo is found only in the Philippines. Covered in white plumage, but with bright red and yellow undertail,...


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State of Nature Assessment 2017: Resolutions

STATE OF NATURE ASSESSMENT 2017 “Our Land, Our Life” August 11, 2017; Little Theater, Miriam College RESOLUTIONS Whereas the Philippines is archipelagic, mountainous and volcanic, blessed with inherent ecosystems and natural elements that maintain and preserve the richness of its biodiversity; Whereas the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP) is the largest and most diverse protected area in the Philippines, home to some of our most treasured species found only in the Philippines; Whereas...


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General Assembly: August 22, 2017, Environmental Studies Institute -Miriam College

Green Convergence Board of Trustees for 2017-2018 (from left to right: Standing-Carlo Garcia(Environmental Studies Institute), Clarissa Magsarili (Zero Waste Philippines), Leonor Berroya (Earthday Network Philippines), John Din (Columban Missionaries), Ma. Teresa Oliva (Executive Director, Green Convergence); Seated-Sr. Angelina Villanueva (Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines-Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Commission AMRSP-JPICC), Victoria Segovia (Philippine Women’s University-Environmental Program), Marietta Marciano (Sanib Lakas Para Sa Inang Kalikasan -SALIKA) and Angelina Galang (Philippine Network...


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