The environmental watchdog launches its first local group outside of Metro Manila, which aims to protect conservation in the province that is home to coastal resources like mangroves and the endangered Irrawady dolphins.
As the International Maritime Organisation’s intersessional working group to revise its shipping emissions target draws to a close, the Philippines has yet to come forward with its position, despite its ongoing ecological crisis.
Researchers who studied the ecology of Sibuyan Island say mining has no place in a small island ecosystem, wherein new discoveries of species continue to be made, making it a high priority for conservation.
As temperatures rise, coral bleaching events and disease outbreaks are becoming more frequent. Coral restoration ecologist Carly Randall tells Eco-Business that warming oceans may be putting Asia's reefs in peril.
Mining operations at Altai Philippines Mining Corporation have been suspended for now, after week-long protests from locals of Sibuyan Island in Romblon, who claimed the extraction of nickel ore will disrupt the island’s intact ecosystems.
In this exclusive interview to mark Earth Day, Eco-Business speaks to Dr Sylvia Earle, oceanographer and founder of Mission Blue, who draws the link between our climate crisis and the health of our oceans.