Research

Wildlife Crossings: Bridging the Gap between Wildlife and Public

Wildlife crossing combined with fencing that guides animals under or over highways reduce around 85 to 95 percent of collisions. It was first conceptualized and developed in France during the 1950s and was later adapted in the Netherlands where more than 600 crossings have since been constructed.

A Journey in the Wild and What Happens After

Wildlife tourism allows us to view and interact with nature in all its majesty, but it has consequences we need to consider. As much as we want to experience the world, it is still our duty to preserve it.

A Peek at the Life of a Beetle

While there are many insects that may be utilized as bioindicators, there is one group that serves as excellent indicators of the health of a terrestrial ecosystem. This is the group Coleoptera where one can find many species of beetles.

When Disaster Strikes: The Early Warning System

Early Warning Systems should be able to effectively distribute messages and warnings and facilitate the public’s education and awareness of risks to ensure that they are constantly prepared for it.

When wastes turns to food: Spirulina as your Superman and Aquaman

“Food fish such as tilapia that are fed with spirulina would have better growth and fillet quality and are deemed “healthier”. “You are what you eat.” When you eat healthier and good quality food fish, then you would also expect to obtain, digest, and absorb high quality (and quantity) nutrients from the fish.”

Lives for sale: Value of animal trade at the expense of PH wildlife

At present, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) states that the Philippines remains as “a consumer, source, and transit point for illegal wildlife trade,” wherein its market value, ecological value, poaching damages, and tourism revenue loss amount to approximately Php 50 billion per year.

Sustainability in synergy: Team effort in preserving PH biodiversity

The promising future of Philippine biodiversity is achievable through the undying dedication of local scientists in the country; yet, it is guaranteed for the scientific community to be successful if ordinary citizens would conscientiously partake in the necessary actions that will invigorate safekeeping of wildlife.

Are you theistic, scientific or the skeptic type?

“These shifts coupled with the perpetuation of the beliefs being upheld within a nation, demonstrate the growth of this world to qualify already the possibility of making opposing views to coexist. Indeed science and religion shall not be bound with the notion that they are in contradiction with each other.”

Waste of Fish, Waste of TIme: The Problem of Bycatch

Fishing has always been a source of livelihood and income for those living in coastal areas. In 2015, the fisheries sector in the Philippines provided employment to over 1.6 million people. However, like with everything else, there are problems the fishing sector must address