The WWF or World Wide Fund for Nature, an advocate for sustainable seafood, has issued stern warning against trade of live reef food fish in the Coral Triangle countries. These countries include Timor Leste, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, and the Philippines – were there is known extensive natural population of hard coral species. [...]
The issue on the Present Dispensation’s sped-up K to 12 Basic Education Program has been tackled in this column, overly concerned with the seemingly anemic preparations for this huge educational commitment!
We, who have embraced science as foundation for our profession, owe it to the Filipino people to share, inform, prove, and play the role of being researchers or scientists.
We, in Region 8, have all the reasons to rejoice for the recent (mid-June) announcement by the present dispensation to allot P20 million to support fisherfolks and farmers in Eastern Samar and Biliran provinces.
In an earlier issue this column highlighted the Philippine corals and coral reefs – delving on its past, present and future status and other statistics of bio-ecological and socio-economics importance.
The foreign experts, organizers and member nations in the on-going historic meeting of the Asian Development Bank challenging the Asian region “… too step up and help to prevent Climate Change”.
Another aggrupation of Filipino plant and animal systematiststaxonomists, who founded the Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines, Inc., is hosting yet another outreach S & T conference in Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City on May 23-25, 2001. This year’s theme, on plant, animal, and microorganism biodiversity, will have as resource speakers select Filipino researchers/scientists presenting their contributions in their areas of specialization.
Another aggrupation of Filipino plant and animal systematiststaxonomists, who founded the Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines, Inc., is hosting yet another outreach S & T conference in Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City on May 23-25, 2001.
We, Earthlings hopefully noticed the passage of an important event, so-called World Water Day observed on March 22, 2012. Or, are we just callous and unaware of the role played by the aquatic resource which ensures lives to human beings, animals, and plants alike?
The rich biodiversity and undocumented flora and fauna endemism of Leyte’s so-called sister island of Samar (derived from ‘samad’, a native word meaning cut or wound, possibly owing to 25 major freshwater bodies that criss-cross the island), was beautifully and comprehensively played up in a two-page article of a well-read weekly magazine last month.