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Landmark ordinance in Cebu sets to establish the country’s first shark and ray sanctuary

Press release | July 3, 2015 at 12:38

Cebu City— Almost a year after Cebu hosted the first Philippine Shark Summit, the province strengthened its commitment to protect shark and ray species by establishing the country’s first shark and ray sanctuary, located close to Malapascua...

Water Patrol Water Benders join the Global Water Dances

Blog entry by Haydee Illenberger | June 25, 2015

Rain or shine, young advocates from Marikina City, along with 80 communities worldwide, join the Global Water Dances last Saturday, June 20, 2015. Global Water Dances is a creative initiative focused on the critical need for safe...

Cries of injustice from an island far away

Blog entry by Anna Abad | June 24, 2015

"Why us? What did we ever do to deserve this?" These were the words said by Claire Anterea, from Kiribati, as she narrated her terrifying experience of Cyclone Pam during a recent  climate justice and human rights workshop  held in...

Praised be… for a Pope who demands Climate Justice

Blog entry by Anna Abad | June 22, 2015

“Safeguard creation because, if we destroy it, it will destroy us. Never forget this,” said Pope Francis, a staunch advocate for the environment. A revolutionary Pontiff, His Holiness has shown strong commitment on the issue of climate...

Underwater GIF party: You’ve never seen the Great Barrier Reef like this before

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 22, 2015

It’s no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is a beautiful place. People come from all around the world to Australia to experience the Reef – snorkelling and diving deep below its surface to see its beauty with their own eyes. But...

It’s official! United Nations decide to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | June 20, 2015

No reason to deny it – making it official makes things a tad more real! Today the United Nations General Assembly formally decided to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement, endorsing  the breakthrough outcome  of the UN...

Why the Pope's Encyclical on the environment should speed up the end of the...

Press release | June 18, 2015 at 18:30

Rome/Manila - Reacting to the Pope's Encyclical on the environment, Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director at Greenpeace, said:

People from the Philippines and Pacific Island nations sign declaration to hold big...

Press release | June 9, 2015 at 16:28

Port Vila, Vanuatu, 9 June, 2015 — People from climate-impacted communities from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fiji and the Solomon Islands as well as representatives from the Philippines have vowed to seek ‘Climate Justice’ and hold big polluters...

Groups urge Congress to ban pesticide aerial spraying

Press release | June 9, 2015 at 14:22

Quezon City, 9 June 2015 – Today, the anti-aerial spraying network Mamamayan Ayaw sa Aerial Spraying (MAAS) and other allies called on Congress to pass the long-delayed bill banning aerial spraying in banana plantations nationwide, saying that...

Healthy oceans = healthy planet

Blog entry by Mark Dia | June 8, 2015

Most of us go about our day not thinking about the vast ocean where we get every second breath we take.  Now more than ever, the old saying that “everything is connected” holds true and with more urgency.   It’s getting quite clear and...

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