7 great Philippines eco-travel destinations

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Manila, the Philippines: green takes root

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| My Brief Tour | Hailed as one of the world’s top eco-tourism destinations, the Philippines and her 7,107 islands offer stunning biodiversity, incomparable diving and pristine white sand beaches from Palawan to Boracay. Once known […] Manila, the Philippines: green takes root is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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In Philippines, 64,096 Trees Planted in 15 Minutes

Wend Magazine

Last Thursday, the world wecord for most trees planted simultaneously was broken in the Philippines when nearly 7 thousand people helped plant over 64 thousand trees in just 15 minutes.

Gigantic Crocodile Caught in the Philippines

Wend Magazine

While we Americans basked in our holiday weekend and enjoyed some barbecue, a crocodile hunter and some local villagers in the Philippines caught a beast of a crocodile. Click here to view the embedded video. Weighing in at 2,375 pounds and measuring 21 feet in length, the massive reptile is believed to have snacked on some water buffalo and maybe even a few fisherman in the area. Oh, and don’t worry, the crocodile was captured alive and is being sent to a local ecotourism camp.

Endangered Philippine Eagle Still Being Trapped

10,000 Birds

The Philippine Eagle , which has a population that numbers less then 500 birds in the wild, is still being targeted by trappers and hunters. The Independent has the story. Asides

ShelterBox: You Can Help Philippine Survivors NOW

Green Prophet

The number of people left homeless by the devastating Philippines typhoon Haiyan has topped 800,000 according to the latest United Nations estimate. SRT members are already on the ground in the Philippines carrying out assessments in Cebu, Bohol and Tacloban. Haiyan was the biggest storm ever recorded to reach landfall, wiping out entire villages and killing over 4,000 people (numbers continue to rise). Feeling the inevitable urge to assist?

COP 18: We Stand With the Philippines - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

BP Should Pay Maximum Civil Damages for Deepwater Horizon Disaster » COP 18: We Stand With the Philippines. In the Long-Term Cooperative Agreement Plenary session yesterday, a delegate from the Philippines said “instead of getting ready for Christmas, we may be counting our dead” referring to the impending landfall of Super Typhoon Bopha. Right now, we stand with the Philippines. Compass. « Packing List for the Second Week of COP18 | Main. |

David Beckham Visits With Rescued Street Kids in the Philippines


While on a trip to the Philippines to play the national team in an exhibition match, David Beckham took some time out of his schedule to meet with kids at a children’s shelter outside of Manila. The UNICEF supported shelter helps kids who have been rescued from the street. They all took turns talking to [.]. Causes People Sports david beckham

Miracle Baby Born Amid Typhoon Disaster in Philippines. {Video}

Elephant Journal

On November 11, Emily Ortega, 21, gave birth to a baby girl in an airport amid the typhoon disaster in the Philippines that has left an estimated 10,000 dead. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education baby girl birth disaster life Typhoon

Philippines- the risk around Rice


The Philippines is the world’s largest rice importer. And in 2010 the Philippines imported a massive 2.45 Despite having some of the best rice scientists, the Philippines has two serious problems. A lack of resource for the farmers to be able to invest in new seeds and the effects of climate change.The Philippines is not only increasingly subject to storms as the climate changes, it also has It has for decades been importing rice.

Philippines' First Plant Billboard -Coca Cola and WWF


Coca-Cola Philippines and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) have unveiled the very first plant billboard in the country difference for the environment. The partnership spans across two areas of Coca-Cola Philippines’ Live Positively sustainability program: Water Stewardship - Since 2008, Coca-Cola Philippines has partnered with WWF in an effort to help conserve critical watersheds in the country.

How We Can Best Help: Typhoon Haiyan kills up to 10,000 in Philippines. {updates}

Elephant Journal

EUMETSAT Image of Typhoon Haiyan striking the Philippines. million people without water, housing, food, rx…it’s hard to imagine. That’s like 94 large football stadiums, back to back. Video: Via Reddit: the situation report has the following information: 2,055,630 families or 9,497,847 persons were affected The number of damaged houses is currently at 19,551 (13,191 […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

If you use Coconut Products, you probably contribute to Poverty—unless you Do This. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Featured Events Food Green Health & Wellness coconut oil coconuts ethical farming fairtrade NUCO PhilippinesMore than 90% of those working in the coconut industry live below the poverty line. Tragically, millions of.

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World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

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Africa Bahamas Barbados Cape Verde Caribbean Cuba Dominica Egypt Europe Iran Latvia Lithuania Middle East Namibia Oceania Palau South America Uruguay Chile ethical travel Ethical Traveler Green Travel News Mauritius Philippines Reuters

DIY boats made from recycled materials to race in The Philippines


Surbhi Sharma: With eco-friendly merchandises picking up the momentum and more and more people focusing on nature friendly products, countries like Philippines is not behind. Garbage boat race has made Philippines go green on the world map. If in Philippines, this can be a great way to contribute towards a greener living and giving life to products which were discarded as waste and pushed out.

Zero Waste: From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

The Green Changemakers

The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines with an energetic fusion of bottom-up planning and community participation. In 2000, the Philippines passed a waste management law, known as Republic Act 9003. [link] by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg By Anne Larracas and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives “Environmental Possibilities: Zero Waste” features new ways of thinking, acting, and shaping government policy that are circling the globe.

Westerners: What to know before you book that Luxury Vacation in a Developing Country.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Enlightened Society Equal Rights Right Livelihood Travel book a vacation equal rights Palawan Philippines privilege travel to work vacation Westerners working abroadEven though I'm "one of them," the other 40-plus staff members (yes, there are over 40 employees here for eight rooms) treat me like a princess—or at least like a guest, which to me, seems royal.

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Adapting to Climate Change in Vietnam and the Philippines


I stumbled across a documentary programme on BBC World a while back, Nature Inc. It visited two Asian regions where the impacts of climate change are being experienced and described the active local measures under way to cope with them. It’s the sort of programme we ought to be seeing a great deal more of as the evidence of climate change effects accumulate around the world.

Abandonment, Adoption & the Place Between.

Elephant Journal

With two parents who were scientists, we traveled to visit family as often as funds and their careers would allow but, I too, grew up with questions about my heritage, Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today adoption death For Children India loss parenting Philippines I was born to immigrant parents and was a young child when we moved to the States.

A Smart Solution for Light in the Philippines that Involves Old Soda Bottles and the Sun


Sometimes the. answers seem so obvious in retrospect don't they? We liked the combination of local entrepreneur seeing the problem and fixing it so simply, and cheaply with no ongoing energy bills. Check out the video- it's well worth a look. For other great stories on climate change, check out Celsias : The Greatest Threat to Our Planet is the Belief that Someone Else will Save it. Barbie, You Slut- Wrapping Yourself in That. Follow us on Twitter

Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review

10,000 Birds

The Philippine Eagle has a kind face. I couldn’t help thinking this–me, the anthropomorphism hater– as I watched a pair of Philippine Eagles tend their nest, raise a chick, and tear monkeys apart in Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth , a well-crafted, beautifully filmed documentary with a mission. Bird of Prey (not to be confused with the upcoming comic book film Birds of Prey ) tells the story of the Philippine Eagle in layers of time and place.

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Beauty in Strength, Power in Vulnerability: Suzanne Rae Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Eco Chic

” The collection premiered during New York Fashion Week at the Philippine Center on 5th Avenue. Fair Fashion eco fashion ecofashion fashion week New York New York Fashion Week NYFW philippine center Spring/summer 2013 suzanne raeBrooklyn-based designer Suzanne Rae found inspiration in the photography of Francesca Woodman for her Spring/Summer 2013 collection which “explores a woman’s curious ability to be both delicate and strong.”

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 30

Conservancy Talk

— discovered in the Philippines. Africa Animals Birds Environmental News Insects The Green Buzz bird fossil conservation daily news dwarf fox environmental news fossil galapagos islands Google Street View green news Guardian Kenya Mongabay National Geographic nature Nature.com Philippines pirate ant poaching Treehugger In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species. New pirate ant — eyepatch included! National Geographic ).

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 12

Conservancy Talk

Watch: Philippines climate negotiator makes emotional plea at COP19. Climate Change Global Warming The Green Buzz United States COP COP19 daily news Discovery News ethanol global warming green news ivory Mongabay Philippines Planet Change rainforest warsaw The internet is buzzing with climate change news today. Here are today’s top 5 green news stories. Aerial photos reveal secret roads in the heart of the world’s richest rainforest. Mongabay ).

The Happy Animals Club May Be the Most Unique Animal Shelter Ever


Ken is a 9-year-old boy living in the Philippines. Ken has always dreamed of helping the stray animals in his town. Ken (and the Internet) made that dream come true Read More The post The Happy Animals Club May Be the Most Unique Animal Shelter Ever appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Cooking with Leftovers—a Sustainable Way of Cooking.

Elephant Journal

Making something new with what is already there is a living philosophy of Pepe Dayaw, a performance artist from the Philippines, currently living in Berlin. Pepe sees. Food Z ADMIN Food Featured Today cooking leftovers pepe video

Endangered Animal - Scops Owl

Green Earth Journey

It is endemic to the Philippines. Photo not linked From Wikipedia : "The Giant Scops-owl , Lesser Eagle-owl , or Mindanao Eagle-owl , Mimizuku gurneyi , is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is the only species in genus Mimizuku.

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Sights and Sounds of 2,000-Year-Old Trees

Wend Magazine

In Philippines, 64,096 Trees Planted in 15 Minutes. Click here to view the embedded video. It’s easy to take things in nature–such as trees–for granted. Especially when we’re nearly always rushing from one point to the next, checking Facebook and Tweeting our every excitable event. With all of that said, we challenge you, today, to slow down and watch the trees in this exceptional video, or, hell, in your own backyard.

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Paul McCartney Speaks Up for Elephant’s Freedom


Rock legend Paul McCartney recently wrote to the president of the Philippines, urging for Mali the elephant''s release into a sanctuary. Read More The post Paul McCartney Speaks Up for Elephant’s Freedom appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News paul mccartney

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Say Hello to the Camiguin Hawk-owl

10,000 Birds

Both new species were recently peeled off from the Philippine Hawk-owl , which may have a few more species to contribute before all is said and done. While you’re at it, you might also say hello to the Cebu Hawk-owl. Those of us who adore owls can be grateful for more species to either love or chase futilely, depending on whether your owl luck is as bad as mine! Another hat tip to Meredith ) a. Asides owls

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 14

Conservancy Talk

Near extinct Philippine Eagle found to be thriving elsewhere in the Philippines – queue the R. ” National bird of the Philippines found nesting in previously unknown region, leads to conservation effort ( ABS-CBN ). Kelly track, “I believe I can fly.” The joys of teaching conservation to kids while fishing. Gannet). Conservation leads to job opportunities in Zambia ( Times of Zambia).

Life at 10 and the Viennese Waltz

Elephant Journal

This seems to be the story of my life… When I was 10, we were living in a fun and exotic tropical country, I mean, the Philippines in the 80’s was as exotic and far from Canadian life as you could get. I had an utter dislike for the school I was attending, and was not […].

WATCH: Exclusive Clip of Pivot’s “The Operatives” Season 2 Premiere


Season 2 of “The Operatives” is back this Sunday with the group taking down alleged illegal turtle traders in the Philippines. The series documents famed eco-warrior Pete Bethune (“Whale Wars”) Read More The post WATCH: Exclusive Clip of Pivot’s “The Operatives” Season 2 Premiere appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Film/TV News Top News pete bethune

Filipino Typhoon and Climate Change


Even though the Philippines has been hit by more than twenty typhoons this year, nothing could have prepared it for Typhoon Haiyan- called the strongest storm to ever hit land, by some. Millions of people have lost their homes as a consequence of the storm, farmers have lost their crops, and the Government of the Philippines is still trying to find an adequate response strategy. To make it worse, some areas of the Philippines had

Bieber Raising $1 Million for Typhoon Haiyan Relief


Pop star and second most popular twitter user in the world, Justin Bieber, is asking fans to help him raise $1 million for Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines. Read More The post Bieber Raising $1 Million for Typhoon Haiyan Relief appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News justin bieber

This April, Buy One Get One Tree with Chaco

Wend Magazine

In Philippines, 64,096 Trees Planted in 15 Minutes Throughout the month of April, Chaco and the Arbor Day Foundation will work together to ensure that for every pair of Chacos sold, one tree is planted.

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Wiltshire fruit farmers grow new sub-tropical fruit with help from Haxnicks Bell cloches

Green (Living) Review

It all started in the Philippines’ says Lali, ‘We went there on holiday in 2009 and were immediately impressed with the new hybrid fruit that was being grown on a small privately owned farm near Piffal, where we were staying’. The Pineorange, as the name suggests is a cross between a pineapple and an orange and grows relatively easily in the rich and fertile soils of the Philippines.

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Bamboo Leaf Room Divider

Green Furniture Home Design

These bamboo screens are imported directly from Southeast Asia, and the strong frame is made of Philippine Mahogany finished in an antique rosewood. This delicately woven room divider screen will look amazing in your home. It features a careful balance of two different types of hand woven panels that will enhance any space with a tropical or Asian feel.

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Spotted Whistling Ducks at Australia’s Wonga Beach

10,000 Birds

The birds have historically been found from the Philippines south through central Indonesia to Papua New Guinea though they recently colonized remote parts of the west coast of Australia’s Cape York peninsula. Birders across Australia are excited about reports of a flock of 23 Spotted Whistling Ducks just north of Cairns in a pond in Wonga Beach.

Hundreds of New Species Discovered

Eco Friendly Daily

To discover these new species they planned a five-year research program to explore the waters around the Philippines. The waters around the Philippines are known as the coral triangle is home to the highest number of marine species recorded to-date. A Filipino-French research team discovered between 150-250 new species of crustaceans and 1,500 – 2,500 new species of mollusks. They estimate that there are more than 1,200 crustaceans and 6,000 mollusks still undiscovered.

Once again extreme weather events draw headlines during international climate talks

Green Blog

Last year, as COP began in Poland, the tragic and devastating super typhoon Haiyan wrecked havoc in the Philippines. In what became one of the highlights of a dull and ineffectual round of climate talks, Philippines climate negotiator Yeb Sano’s pleaded emotionally to the western world to take the climate threat seriously. The Philippine government was however less amused and banned him for taking part in this years climate summit as a negotiator.

Filipino rice fields spared of typhoon devastation.


Amidst the deaths and devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan that lashed the Philippines last weekend, the island nation has caught a much-needed break. The rice crop was spared because the storm struck in between planting seasons, say officials with the International Rice Research Institute. Leyte, the province that endured the worst of the typhoon, is a rice–producing province, with more than 100,000 hectares of rice land.

The Most Colorful Trees in The World

Green Earth Journey

It is the dominant species used for pulpwood plantations in Philippines. From Wikipedia: Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao. Now, this tree is cultivated widely around the world, mainly for pulpwood used in making paper.

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