South-East Asia

Ecotourism to boost PH position as Asia’s freediving capital

Ecotourism and ocean preservation would be the centerpiece of the Department of Tourism in bolstering the country’s position as a freediving capital in the region.

14 August 2017

PH calls fpr protection of 5 endangered wildlife species

The Philippines has proposed the urgent protection of five migratory wildlife species, including the whale shark, locally called “butanding,” under a global treaty that addresses various threats to

09 August 2017

Philippines to host international wildlife conference

'This is the first time that the Philippines will host a meeting this huge.

08 August 2017

Stiffer penalties, higher fines to deter environmental crimes

An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) last Sunday lauded the committee on natural resources of the House of Representatives for approving the consolidated bill t

06 August 2017

A Whaling Way of Life Under Threat

The pilot whales glided through the crystalline waters in neat formation, blue-gray backs glinting in the sun, on their migration through Indonesia’s Savu Sea.

03 August 2017

ASEAN Center for Biodiversity headquarters launched

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states on Saturday inaugurated here their new building envisioned as a staging platform to further amplify their message of conserving biodiver

30 July 2017

Rare birds, tourists flock to Tram Chim Park

Located in the wetlands of the Plain of Reeds in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Dong Thap, Tram Chim National Park is known for its spectacular diversity of bird species, attracting bird-w

28 July 2017

Millions of small scale fishers facing economic exclusion

A summit in Bali last week sought new strategies to help small scale fishers access global markets in an effort to alleviate poverty and improve sustainability

28 July 2017

Globally endangered water bird discovered in Cambodia

A conservationist group said Thursday that it has found a globally endangered Masked Finfoot, an aquatic bird, on its nest for the first time in four years in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (

20 July 2017

Protected marine areas face multiple threats

Protected marine areas (MPAs) in the country face the serious threats of pollution, dynamite and electric shock fishing and haphazard infrastructure construction for tourism.

17 July 2017