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Developing community based ecotourism in Northern Negros Natural Park

BY: ERROL A. GATUMBATO

I visited several areas within the Northern Negros Natural Park in Negros Occidental province recently to conduct rapid assessment on different livelihood activities that maybe considered as biodiversity friendly. 1,149 more words

Biodiversity Conservation

Lower Mpushini Valley Conservancy's Aloe Festival 5th and 6th July 2014

The Lower Mpushini Valley Conservancy will be holding its annual Ashurton Aloe Festival over the weekend of the 5th and 6th July 2014.  The festival is timed to coincide with the flowering of the magnificent… 799 more words

Biodiversity / Conservation

Sugar industry in Negros contributed to the depletion of Philippine teak

BY: ERROL A. GATUMBATO

SAN JOSE, Occidental Mindoro – In a workshop here organized by the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. for its Ilin and Ambulong Islands Forest Conservation Project, I was surprised at the revelation that the sugar industry in Negros has contributed to the depletion of an important endemic species of the country, the Philippine teak (Tectona philippinensis). 459 more words

Conservation Initiatives

Tolerance

By Rob Symons

Monkeys and the problems they present to Homesteaders are a sensitive issue, so I have decided to present a personal story to hopefully stimulate some thought on this matter. 438 more words

Sustainable Living

HELP! There's a monkey in my kitchen and a mousebird on my kale

Seldom is the road less travelled free of its hardships. And ‘going green’ sometimes presents challenges too. But as Rob commented recently, “One of the tenets of Organic farming is to employ a farming system that co-exists with wildlife and acknowledges their right to exist. 2,127 more words

Food