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What’s Happening in Green Convergence: 2017

JANUARY 2017: A WRITESHOP, DAY 1- PRRM AND                         DAY 2-UNIVERSITY HOTEL FEBRUARY 2017: LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT TO CA, SENATE AND CONGRESS MARCH 2017: A MARCH TO SENATE APRIL 2017: GC’S GREENING THE CHURCH ADVOCACY MAY 2017: FIRST NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY CONGRESS, 23TH MAY 2017, CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MS. MA. TERESA M. OLIVA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GREEN CONVERGENCE (SPEAKER) JUNE 2017: LAUDATO SI PLEDGE LAUNCHING,...


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The Oceans are in Trouble : Protecting Benham Rise

The Oceans are in Trouble : Protecting Benham Rise

The oceans are in trouble, as ocean explorer, film maker and conservation advocate Alexandra Cousteau puts it. A team of marine scientists found a dazzling array of soft and hard corals, fish, algae, and sponges in Benham Bank,during a week-long expedition in May 2016. They observed one hundred percent coral cover in several sites, with an impressive field of plate corals. We saw terraces of corals, as far as the eye could see. It’s so...


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Education for Sustainability by Rev. Brother Armin Luistro

Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat. It gives me much pleasure to join you this afternoon but first a correction, I am not a presidentiable, so don’t ask me difficult questions. It is a privilege to join you this afternoon, especially in the presence of Chief Justice, the greenest of them all, sturdy, Reynato Puno. He will share with us the most important jurisprudence that will keep you out of jail so I hope...


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Bamboo Production or Propagation of Bamboo

The continued destruction of our forests has brought about the increasing demand for bamboo in the local and international market. The world bamboo market is currently worth 10 billion dollars per year. Bamboo is not only a high-yield renewable resource, it sequesters 400 percent more carbon dioxide and generates 35 percent more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. It serves as an erosion control agent and has a high water storage capacity. Bamboo...


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Critically endangered: The Philippine Eagle - What Do We Know After a 100 years

Critically endangered: The Philippine Eagle – What Do We Know After a 100 years

The Philippine Eagle is a giant forest raptor endemic to the Philippines. It is considered to be one of the three largest and most powerful eagles in the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the world’s rarest and certainly among its most critically endangered vertebrate species. The Philippine eagle also known as the monkey-eating eagle is the world’s largest eagle, and one of the most threatened raptors. The male and female Philippine eagle...


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Ensuring Ecological Integrity, Clean and Healthy Environment

Ensuring Ecological Integrity, Clean and Healthy Environment

Priority Strategies Subsector Outcome 1: Sustained Functioning of Ecosystem Services Intensify sustainable management of natural resources through adoption of ridge-to-reef approach and integrated area development Reverse the loss of forest cover through sustained rehabilitation of degraded forest lands including critical watersheds & major river basins Complete delineation of final forest limits and delineation/delimitation and zoning of watersheds and municipal waters Effectively manage the protected areas and enforce law against illegal trade of wildlife species Improve land...


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