LESSEN PLASTIC. Environmental advocates, government officials and NGOs proudly shows their reusable CleanSeas tumblers as they urge the ban of single-use plastics. Photo by Bong Santisteban/Rappler A study shows that the Philippines generates 2.7 million metric tons of plastic garbage every year
MANILA, Phillippines (May 27, 2018) — Government and non-governmental organizations on Saturday, May 26 launched the CleanSeas Pilipinas campaign, in hopes of addressing the country’s emerging problem of plastics in Philippine seas.
Continue reading In fight vs plastic, ‘challenge is changing people’s mindset, lifestyle’ Young Asian elephant caught in a snare in Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. The snare was likely set to catch a wild pig, the elephant juvenile perished before vets could get to the scene. Photograph: Wildlife Conservation Society – Cambodia Snares – either metal or rope – are indiscriminately killing wildlife across Southeast Asia, from elephants to mouse deer. The problem has become so bad that scientists are referring to protected areas in the region as “empty forests.”
May 22, 2018 — A simple brake cable for motorbikes can kill a tiger, a bear, even a young elephant in Southeast Asia. Local hunters use these ubiquitous wires to create snares – indiscriminate forest bombs – that are crippling and killing Southeast Asia’s most
Continue reading Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia ‘The train has left the station, the train is speeding up, but we need to speed up more,’ says United Nations Environment Programme head Erik Solheim
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 27, 2017) — United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) head Erik Solheim on Wednesday, October 25, said nations “need to speed up” when it comes to climate change.
Continue reading UNEP: ‘We need to speed up’ on climate change BIODIVERSITY-RICH REGION. The ASEAN region is home to globally significant natural resources on land and in water, including about 18% of all species assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Photo courtesy of ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity The ASEAN Center for Biodiversity releases the second edition of the ASEAN Biodiversity Outlook as it opens its new headquarters in UP Los Baños
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 3, 2017) — The biological diversity or biodiversity in the ASEAN region, which is home to the “mega-diverse countries” of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, will greatly be eroded by 2100 if the destruction of the environment continues unabated, a recently launched report by an intergovernmental organization revealed.
Continue reading ASEAN region to lose 70-90% of habitats by 2100 – report Land clearing in Queensland is an increasing danger to the environment and threatened species because the federal government is failing to enforce laws. Photograph: WWF Australia Huge spike in Queensland land clearing destroys ecological communities and habitat of threatened species, according to analysis
July 11, 2017 — The federal government is allowing the huge spike in land clearing in Queensland to destroy threatened ecological communities, the habitat of threatened species and increase
Continue reading Government inaction leading to increased pollution on Barrier Reef, says WWF Australia’s rapidly growing population, concentrated in a few urban areas, is one of the most urgent pressures on the environment. Photograph: johan63/Getty Images/iStockphoto Australia has made solid progress in many areas covered by the five-yearly report, but population pressures, invasive species and climate change still present huge challenges
March 6, 2017 — First established in 1996 and occurring every five years, the State of the Environment report is prepared by independent authors and provides a report card across nine
Continue reading State of the Environment report: bright spots, but much more to do