Bat Factshot! 04/03/2012
The Philippines has over 78 different kinds of bats, majority of which are found nowhere else in the world - These include 25 fruit bats and 53 species of insectivorous bats. They dwell in the forest and caves and are primarily nocturnal species.
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"Sustainability science addresses the central challenge facing global society of how to reduce poverty and meet demands of a large human population desiring a good life while simultaneously maintaining the environment that provides the life support system on which long-term prosperity depends. This book provides evidence and insight into key elements of what is required to achieve sustainability by framing important policy questions and illustrating the consequences of policy alternatives in systems with complex interactions."
Climate change is a global phenomenon that is being experienced by all levels of society, regardless of race and species, and in all types of ecosystems, regardless of geographic location. It will have diverse effects on biodiversity, which will directly impact on food security, water supply and livelihood among others, especially for the poor and more vulnerable sectors of human society. More importantly, all forms of life including human society are trying their best to adapt and survive.
Mangroves are said to be the backbone of the tropical ocean coastlines. They are shelter to different terrestrial and marine animals, bio-guards for coastal settlements - reducing the devastating effects of major storms, tsunami, tidal waves, and other calamaties caused by extreme weather conditions. And of course, mangroves, like any other trees, also absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and give off oxygen that is very much essential to life earth.
The quest towards reviving and sustaining the forests and the natural resources within is a persistent challenge for mankind. Destruction of forests and vegetative cover has caused a rippling effect on both the people and the environment. Rampant consumption of the natural resources has brought negative environmental impacts as well.
This compendium was developed from compiled research information, current technologies and personal experiences by various scientists and watershed managers on successful rehabilitation measures employed in damaged, critical and marginal watershed areas. Specifically, this handbook provides the reader a better outlook and understanding of the biological and physical components of a damaged ecosystem and how to rebuild its various interrelated components based on ecological strategies.
This Research Compendium on Mining Areas and Volcanic Debris-laden Areas has been developed to serve as a sound and thorough basis for selection of appropriate, effective and efficient strategies for the restoration of damaged mining and volcanic ash-laden areas of the country.
It is envisioned that the application of the technologies presented in this compendium will be instrumental in the recovery and management of the damaged urban ecosystem for the provision of a safe and productive environmental life for urban people.
This compendium is ERDB’s attempt to provide a selection of appropriate upland rehabilitation strategies for ERDB regional counterparts and other interested agencies/entities. May this compendium serve as reference guidebook in promoting the restoration of degraded upland areas.
This compendium hopes to provide insights and guidelines on successful rehabilitation based from updated research information and technologies gathered on a national scale, organized and synthesized by the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau.
Biñan Flood Study (ppt)hot! 05/03/2011
Objectives - Hydrology Determine the hydrologic balance of the river basin Identify flood risk zones Undertake flood analysis and identify or determine possible mitigation measures
Progress and Plenty: Managing the Live Reef Fish Trade (LRFT) in Taytay, Palawan, Philippineshot! 05/03/2011
The long-term goal of the municipal government of Taytay is to improve the livelihoods and industries of Taytayeños, while conserving and enhancing the production capacity of its natural resources. Research and studies continue to enhance policies on the LRFT, marine protected areas (MPAs), and the Fishery CodeThe long-term goal of the municipal government of Taytay is to improve the livelihoods and industries of Taytayeños, while conserving and enhancing the production capacity of its natural resources. Research and studies continue to enhance policies on the LRFT, marine protected areas (MPAs), and the Fishery Code.
A watershed is a delineated area of land from which rainwater can drain, as surface run-off via a specific stream or river system before discharging into a river, lake or sea. Watershed management is the process of guiding land use and other resource uses in a watershed to provide goods and services without adversely affecting soil and water resources. This report describes the Santa Rosa watershed, a once scenic, rural and agrarian community, its transformation into an urban metropolis, and implications on water resources and sustainability.
Seeing whales and other marine wildlife in their natural environment can be a thrilling experience. In our excitement, we sometimes forget that our presence has an effect on wildlife and their habitat. Just like us, marine animals need space to find food, choose mates, raise young, socialize and rest.