Tag: Biodiversity


Healthy Environment by David Suzuki, Ph. D.

First of all, I would like to congratulate the organizers of the first of what I hope will be a continuing series of conferences bringing together all of the people that are concerned about the environment in this beautiful, that you call your country. I would like to congratulate all of you who are participating in this conferences and will discuss some very, very important issues ranging from food to the environment, to energy...


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Protocols and Role of Native Species

Most reforestation efforts in the Philippines focus on the development of forestry and agro-forestry system using tree species which are introduced because they are selected for their fast growth and easy germination. The species composition of the original forest that once covered the land prior to logging are rarely taken into account. There must be a paradigm shift. Rain forestation is the use of native species. Its objectives are to: replace the more destructive...


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Healthy Land

Educating the Filipinos about the care of our forests and the environment should start with the youth. Considering environmental stewardship as a track in Grades 11 and 12 is a good start to open their eyes in caring for our environment. People in government should also be educated and re-educated and the following items should be given immediate concern: Fast tracking ancestral claims, comprehensive land reform, ecological waste management, release of go and no...


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Mangrove Rehabilitation

Mangroves provide ecosystem services that are valued from $14,166 to $16,142 per hectare per year. These services include raw materials and food, coastal protection, erosion control, maintenance of fisheries and carbon sequestration. The present mangroves to ponds ratio is 1:1 lower than the ideal 4:1 ratio because of the massive mangrove conversion in the country. There is a need for mangrove rehabilitation. However, though massive mangroves planting are being conducted, it is being done...


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