‘Butanding’ lands in list of species needing international protection

Delegates to this year’s biggest international summit on protecting wildlife have agreed to include the whale shark, locally known as “butanding”, in the list of species that need international protection. Government ministers and representatives of environmental organizations from several countries who went to Manila last week to attend the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory ...

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Filipino fisherman finds log, turns out it’s a 16-foot crocodile

Filipino fisherman finds log, turns out it’s a 16-foot crocodile

A 16.11-foot crocodile was captured by fishermen in Barangay Sukabulan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi on Friday morning. The saltwater crocodile was spotted by fishermen on Thursday...

VIRAL: Jollibee builds restaurant around Narra tree instead of cutting it down

VIRAL: Jollibee builds restaurant around Narra tree instead of cutting it down

Not all fast food chains are made the same and it turns out, one Jollibee branch has a knack for nature preservation. On Sunday, Facebook page Bisikleta Pilipinas posted a photo...

Plan for Nickelodeon underwater theme park in Palawan not pushing through

Plan for Nickelodeon underwater theme park in Palawan not pushing through

Looks like Coron, Palawan, will not be converted to Bikini Bottom after all. Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), which owns the Nickelodeon brand,  said in a press...

Celebrate World Bamboo Day with ​​ALC Foundation’s ‘Camp Kawayan’ on Sept 23

Celebrate World Bamboo Day with ​​ALC Foundation’s ‘Camp Kawayan’ on Sept 23

Got nothing to ​​do this September? Are you looking for an exciting adventure with a cause for your family and squad? Join Kawayanihan 2017: Camp Kawayan and be a bamboo...

Local ‘Cherry blossoms’ to bloom in Palawan’s first Balayong Park

Local ‘Cherry blossoms’ to bloom in Palawan’s first Balayong Park

At least 1,200 cherry blossom seedlings were planted here Saturday morning after the local government decided to come up with a tourist attraction away from the island’s...

Sustainable-energy advocate Karen Ibasco crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2017

Sustainable-energy advocate Karen Ibasco crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2017

A physicist from Manila was crowned Miss Philippines Earth on Saturday, succeeding Loren Mar Artajos. Karen Ibasco, whose advocacy is conserving energy and embracing renewable and...

Quake rattles Cebu, other cities, but no major damage reported

Quake rattles Cebu, other cities, but no major damage reported

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the central Philippines today, US seismologists said, with shaking reported although residents in two major cities reported no major damage....

Residents of ‘Most Beautiful Island in the World’ plant 35,000 trees for Feast of the Forest

Residents of ‘Most Beautiful Island in the World’ plant 35,000 trees for Feast of the Forest

Residents and tourists joined educators, non-government and civic organizations, uniformed personnel, and government employees early Saturday to plant 35,000 seedlings to mark the...

DOT Chief: ‘We cannot restrict tourists going to Boracay’ despite environmental concerns

DOT Chief: ‘We cannot restrict tourists going to Boracay’ despite environmental concerns

The tourism secretary said on Friday government can only encourage tourists to change their itinerary, but not restrict them from visiting popular places such as Boracay....


 

Coconuts Manila Environment

This is our humble contribution to keeping our home livable. From companies going green to the latest vandalism in a popular tourist spot on a virgin island, Coconuts Manila will give you updates about things that matter to the planet. We stalk (and interview) environmentalists and  tree huggers to know more about intriguing issues involving animals, marine life sanctuaries, and rainforests. Coconuts Manila reports on excessive garbage, tree-cutting, marine life destruction and of course, climate change.