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The International Hornbill Expedition 2013 took place in Malaysia between September 20-22, 2013. Haribon delegate and biologist J. Kahlil Panopio shares his experience with us after visiting the 130 million year-old Belum Temengor Forest complex, where an abundant amount of biodiversity still resides. Finally, partake in your own "digital expedition" of the Philippines itself with Panopio's Prezi presentation entitled "Birding in the Philippines."
What will it take to bring back Philippine forests? It will take a pledge from each citizen to act, either planting a tree themselves or by adopting a seedling, shouldering the minute cost of ensuring the future. The time to do so is now, and no one person, government, or NGO can do it alone. We must act together today.
The Manila Surfers Association has collaborated with the Haribon Foundation to begin the process of saving a local surfing area from further regression from improper waste disposal. A Waste Analysis Characterizations Survey (WACS) has already been conducted, but the work has just begun.
Ever heard of the Philippines being the "center of the center" of marine biodiversity? Various reasons contribute to this, with scientists from all over the world taking the "pilgrimage" to the archipelago, discovering new species during every trip. Why is the Philippines considered such a center for marine life?
Staff had an opportunity to work on the field of Philippine conservation on July 5, specifically on native tree seedling maintenance and care. It was a productive way to maintain and nurture our future forests by maintaining and nurturing the relationships between our staff.