A network of development organizations urge President Rodrigo Duterte to “put words into action” by upholding a current policy on the ban of open-pit mining, which they say government mining regulators have recently stated to reverse.
This is the latest Philippine Eagle Center advisory as it steps up safety measures to protect the endangered Philippine Eagle and other birds endemic in Mindanao, announcing also the opening of the center after the temporary closure due to the threat of the avian flu virus outbreak in Pampanga.
The Philippine Eagle Foundation saw the avian flu outbreak in Pampanga as an “extreme danger” to the endangered Philippine Eagle prompting the agency to implement a two-day temporary closure at the Philippine Eagle Center.
Biodiversity conservation regulations should be mandatory and not voluntary to all mining firms operating in the country, an environmental advocacy group said on Tuesday, Aug. 1.
The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) is eyeing to promote raptor conservation to boost ecotourism in the city as they host the 10th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network Symposium in October here.
An environment group here said the acceleration of infrastructure development should not result to further damage to the environment.
To better prepare residents and emergency responders in handling calamities, the city conducted a citywide earthquake and tsunami drill Friday.
The population in Mt. Diwalwal, Monkayo, Compostela Valley province has decreased to about 11,000 compared to the 100,000 recorded since 1980’s when the area was discovered to be a gold rush site, an official said.
The Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippine East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) held its 6th Environmental Cluster Meeting to discuss the best environmental practices and the challenges faced by each member country, an official said Wednesday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will resolve the mining impasse in the country, as he warned mining companies anew to shape up.