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Iloilo Greenpeace Philippines
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.
Oriental Mindoro oil spill clean up
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.
Sibuyan Island.
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.
Dying coral
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.
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Despite being pretty, lantana is an invasive weed in India that threatens tiger habitat
India’s future prosperity is threatened by invasive species. Yet action on the problem is piecemeal or missing.
Indonesia's laws aren't effectively cracking down on rampant animal trafficking
As long as the law does not recognise it as transnational organised crime, the illegal trade of wildlife will continue to flourish in Indonesia.
Members of Indonesia's Conservation Response Unit working alongside endangered elephants in the Genung Leuser National Park
Strong legislation backed by science and technology could help protect Indonesia’s wildlife.
The spike in plastics waste during the pandemic is worsening marine pollution.
Mounting marine pollution is choking the world’s oceans and rivers, especially in Southeast Asia — and it’ll only get worse unless something changes.
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Residents fight police
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.
Dr Sylvia Earle
Exclusive 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.
pygmy elephants sabah
From conflict to co-existence: Earthworm Foundation has come up with a solution to managing human-elephant conflict in palm oil plantations in Sabah.
Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election on April 17, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites.
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