Articles in the category Fauna and flora (212)

The so called Twilight Zone - between 60 & 150 metres - is one of the least explored areas of the ocean. A recent research trip by the California Academy of Sciences to the Philippines reveals its unique reef systems are home to many as yet undiscovered species - and sadly pollution too.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora
Tags: Academy, coral, marine, reef, research, science
These are handsome representatives of the Commonwealth style ushered in by American architects Daniel Burnham and William Parsons and brought into fruition by top Filipino architects such as Juan Arellano and Antonio Toledo. Devastated by the Second World War, they were painstakingly reconstructed, and they served as government buildings in the first decades of the Third Philippine Republic.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Fauna and flora, History, Leisure
Tags: courtyard, History, human, Museum, National, Natural, Rizal
IIf it were a movie, it would be titled The Curse of the Pearly Blob, and the yarn would not have been better scripted if it were fiction. But it is not; it is real life—the stuff of legend, adventure, and song.
That is the fantastic tale of the Pearl of Lao-Tzu, one of the world’s great pearls, originally found off Palawan, and whose full, definitive story is told in thoroughly researched detail that spans over 80 years.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora
Tags: Museum, Palawan, pearl
In Wenny's Butterfly Garden near the capital of Capiz province, Roxas City, even the butterflies that flap their wings and cross paths with you seem to be imbued with passion and genuine love. From the historic Sta. Monica Parish in Panay town (home of Asia’s largest church bell), you can go inwards to Brgy. Bonga to see Wenny (Wenceslao Dimoos), who worked for twenty five years in a bank before finally deciding to devote his time and energy to environmental awareness, protection, and preservati
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Published on 21/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora
Tags: Butterflies, Haven
The Philippines’ ecological nature is truly blessed by God. Well, it is simply because of the inherent beauty and wonders of one of the country’s finest tourist attraction, dubbed as Apo Island. This one of a kind and truly mesmerizing archipelago is inherently a volcanic island, which is actually 12 hectares with respect to its total land area.
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Published on 20/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Environment, Fauna and flora
Tags: Apo Island, Ecological, marine, Paradise, Sanctuary
Bird watching is trending in the Philippines, the latest narcotic for nature lovers. With just a pair of binoculars you can scour gardens for a start, then the marshes and riversides and mangroves, and then the forests. There are more than 600 species throughout the country and more discoveries are coming along as birding promotes environmentalism. Here are samples of where to go on each of the main islands.
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Published on 14/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora
Tags: birds, Nature, watching
Montfort Bat Sanctuary has been the home of a large colony of 1.8 million Rousette fruit bats since recorded history. They cover 75% of the ceilings and walls of their 245 ft (75 m)-long cave. The sanctuary is located on Samal Island, about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) east of Davao City, Philippines. According to Guinness World Records, it is the largest single colony of this kind.
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Published on 09/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora
Tags: Monfort, Sanctuary
Mention Sorsogon to most tourists – foreign or local – and the first thing that comes to their minds is interacting with the whale sharks in Donsol. Hard to blame them. The whale shark interaction is after all a worldwide phenomenon featured as the Best Animal Encounter in Asia by Time Magazine in 2004. But we were in Sorsogon on this sunny April primarily to see Bulusan Lake and the pinkish-white sand of Subic Beach and Tikling Island.
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Published on 07/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora, Travel
Tags: Juag, Lagoon, marine, Sanctuary