Endangered Tamaraw Killed in Mindoro: Poachers Escape

Three poachers who shot and butchered a critically-endangered tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) escaped apprehending authorities the other day. Alert rangers spotted the poachers drying meat near the base of Mt. McGowen inside the Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park before lunch on 28 August. Two poachers were quickly surrounded and caught by park rangers and wardens while a…

Plastic Credit Exchange – DENR taps Plastic Credit Exchange for Long-term Solution to Manila Bay Cleanup

In response to the government’s call-to-action on rehabilitating Manila Bay, Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx) and The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), with the support of the PepsiCo Foundation, partnered to roll out a long-term ‘AlingTindera’ coastal cleanup program. PCEx Chairperson Nanette Medved-Po and DENR Regional Executive Director Jacqueline A. Caancan announced the strategic…

Epson rolls out upcycling initiatives

Strengthening its commitment to protecting the environment, leading tech company Epson Philippines tied up with various organizations to promote upcycling through eco-initiatives that aim to contribute to solving the country’s waste management problems. Waste pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems in the Philippines. In Metro Manila alone, around 9,212 tons of waste end…

BIOFIN | Who says saving nature isn’t all fun and games?

Gamification makes activities more engaging and works well in the Philippines. Now it’s being used to revitalize a forest which helps supply 20 million Filipinos with fresh water.   The Philippines is losing around 52,000 trees daily. Logging, slash-and-burn-farming and land development are erasing 47,000 hectares of forestland yearly – thrice the size of Quezon…

Manila Water Joins DENR’s Battle For Rivers and Esteros; Kicks Off Clean-Up Drive In Taguig Creek

East Zone concessionaire Manila Water led volunteers from the Ayala Group as they joined the ‘Battle for the Rivers and Esteros’, a campaign spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that involves the simultaneous clean-up activities of creeks, esteros, and tributaries that all drain into Manila Bay. More than 500 employees from…

Kapamilya Stars Join Gina Lopez In “G Diaries” Season 2

Nature just gained new allies as ABS-CBN stars led by loveteams Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador and Maris Racal and Inigo Pascual join former Department of Environment and Natural Resources secretary Gina Lopez in a younger and more vibrant “G Diaries,” which will debut its second season on ABS-CBN on February 11. Gina and the Kapamilya stars,…

Unioil, DENR-EMB To Provide Live Air Quality Data To Millions of Filipinos

Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc. (Unioil) has partnered with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) to establish a reliable network of air quality monitoring stations in various locations nationwide. The petroleum company has already installed numerous AirVisual monitors— ambient air monitoring instruments—mostly at Unioil service stations, to transmit live data to the…