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Apo Island: Biodiversity and swimming with turtles

Apo Island: Biodiversity and swimming with turtles.....»»

Category: newsSource: sunstar sunstarJun 8th, 2024

Rare beetle discovered in Mt. Hamiguitan sanctuary

In a recent discovery, a rare long-horned beetle, Paraskeletodes hamiguitanensis, was found in the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary (MHRWS) in Davao Oriental. The beetle was unearthed during a scientific expedition led by the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental and conducted by a team from Davao Oriental State University (DOrSU). Dr. Milton Medina, a Filipino coleopterist, confirmed the uniqueness of P. hamiguitanensis through careful morphological examination, highlighting distinct differences from its closely related counterpart found in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The discovery sheds light on the limited knowledge of beetle taxonomy in the Philippines and underscores the need for increased scientific and conservation efforts in biodiversity hotspots like the Philippines and Sulawesi. Concerns were raised about the global trade of beetle species and the rapid loss of forest cover in the Philippines, emphasizing the vital role of protected areas like Mt. Hamiguitan as essential sanctuaries for biodiversity. The researchers emphasized the need for cooperation with DENR-Davao in promoting biodiversity conservation and encouraged young scholars to explore beetle taxonomy. The discovery of P. hamiguitanensis and several other beetle species in the area underscores the rich biodiversity of Mt. Hamiguitan, with ongoing research aiming to describe more species and uncover many undiscovered ones in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2024

Sea turtles

Sea turtles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2024

Pamilacan Island’s rich marine life threatened by illegal fishing

BOHOL, Philippines – Pamilacan Island is a sanctuary of immense marine biodiversity. From vibrant corals and diverse fish species to majestic turtles and playful dolphins, its waters teem with life. However, this abundance also attracts illegal fishing activities which pose a threat to the island’s ecological balance and the livelihoods of its residents. This serene.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2024

Creation of Mt. Apo wildlife center pushed

THE Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is pushing for the creation of a Mt. Apo Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (MAWRCC) to help conserve wildlife biodiversity in the national park......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2024

Q-School grads pace ICTSI Apo Classic

A pair of Philippine Golf Tour Q-School graduates put up stellar performances in tough, humid conditions, matching par-72s and stealing the first round show in the ICTSI Apo Classic at the Apo Golf and Country Club here yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2024

Go, Singson mark pro debut at LPGT Apo

Former national team standouts Lois Kaye Go and Mafy Singson take the eagerly anticipated plunge into the professional ranks, bolstering the already formidable cast in the ICTSI Apo Golf Classic, which reels off tomorrow at the Apo Golf and Country Club in Davao City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2024

Go, Singson debut as pros in LPGT Apo golf tilt

Former national team standouts Lois Kaye Go and Mafy Singson take the eagerly anticipated plunge into the professional ranks, bolstering the already formidable cast in the ICTSI Apo Golf Classic, which reels off Tuesday, March 12, at the Apo Golf and Country Club in Davao City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2024

Aboitiz-led Apo Agua starts supplying water to Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 January)—Consumers here can expect better supply as the P12-billion Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project (DCBWSP) of the Aboitiz-led Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc. has commenced operations on December 1, 2023, three years after the completion target. In a joint statement released by the Davao City Water District (DCWD) and Apo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2024

Pagsasara ng Mt. Apo Natural Park pinalawig pa

PINALAWIG pa ng isang buwan ang pansamantalang pagsasara ng Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP). The post Pagsasara ng Mt. Apo Natural Park pinalawig pa first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2024

Asia-Pacific’s alarming loss of biodiversity

In recent months, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and others have pointed to an increase in food insecurity and “hunger hotspots” in various parts of Asia and the Pacific. While conflicts and climate crises can carry some of the blame, we must acknowledge that the slow but steady erosion of our region’s biodiversity is an equal or even greater threat to our future food security......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2024

JBIC’s environmental compliance arm to investigate bank’s LNG activity in Verde Island Passage

The Examiner for Environmental Guidelines of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is set to commence an investigation for potential violations by the bank in relation to its support to the Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company (AG&P), which built a liquefied natural gas import terminal in the biodiversity hotspot known as the Verde Island […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2024

USAID official speaks out on global biodiversity loss

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has expressed alarm over global biodiversity loss, and called for massive efforts to stop the crisis and prevent its catastrophic impacts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2024

DENR launches mobile game app for biodiversity conservation

Only P4 billion of the P25 billion needed to fund biodiversity conservation was allotted under this year’s budget, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 9th, 2024

Indigenous Peoples as stewards of Philippine biodiversity

As one of the 18 mega-biodiverse countries in the world, safeguarding its rich biodiversity is important for the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2024

Fishers, advocates fear destruction of marine ecosystem in the name of Verde Island ‘preservation’

“The Philippines is home to the highest concentration of marine shore fish species in the world, sheltered in a marine corridor known as the Verde Island Passage (VIP). The richness of biodiversity in the VIP makes it comparable to the Amazon. This biodiversity hotspot is being imperiled by fossil gas projects of SMC." The post Fishers, advocates fear destruction of marine ecosystem in the name of Verde Island ‘preservation’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 14th, 2024

Digital technology to aid in protecting biodiversity – DENR

In commemoration of World Wildlife Day last March 3, Environment Secretary Maria Antonia Loyzaga is pushing for the use of digital technology to aid in biodiversity protection......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2024

SMC launches PHL’s first complete biodiversity offset Site in Bulacan

San Miguel Aerocity, Inc. (SMAI), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), has inaugurated its Saribuhay sa Dampalit project in Barangay Pamarawan, Malolos, Bulacan. This pioneering initiative marks the launch of the Philippines’ first Biodiversity Offset Program (BOP)  — part of the company’s nature-based solutions to building its New Manila International Airport project (NMAI) in ….....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2024

Mad scramble up as LPGT unfolds

The new Ladies Philippine Golf Tour season unfolds today here with a scramble of a start and a wild finish seen in the P1 million ICTSI Apo Golf Classic at the Apo Golf and Country Club here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2024

PGT golf tourney begins at Apo with pros ready for showdown

The much-anticipated Philippine Golf Tour kicks off at the challenging Apo Golf and Country Club, promising a rousing showdown as former champions, seasoned campaigners and emerging talents vie for supremacy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2024

Arevalo surges ahead with gutsy 71

Kristoffer Arevalo came out on top after a third-round battle characterized by survival instincts at the challenging Apo course here, crafting a brave 71 to find himself the bewildered leader in the ICTSI Apo Golf Classic yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2024