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Articles in the category Fauna and flora (228)

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 by 21/08/2018 by Guido
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 by 21/08/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Fauna and flora, History, Leisure
Tags: Museum, National, Natural, human, History, Rizal, courtyard

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 by 21/08/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora
Tags: Museum, Jewelmer, Marcos, Palawan, pearl

There's great news for marine conservationists and environmentalists. The Monad Shoal and Gato Island are selected to be the Philippines’ first shark and ray sanctuary by the Daanbantayan Mayor. This means that trading and catching of sharks and rays are banned and is illegal in these islands. The sanctuary will protect and conserve these endangered species.
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Published by 24/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora

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 by 21/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora

Region XI is not only world famous for its delicious and smelly fruit like durian. It is also notable because of its rich topographical make up which is mainly comprised of its highest peak, Mount Apo. As a result, this is historically regarded as the “Grandfather of Philippine Mountains”. Aside from these remarkable attributions of Davao City,
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Published by 20/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora

I am always mesmerized by natures ability to impress anybody. Its beauty, strength and magnificence radiates time in and time out. Through its course throughout time, its undeniable beauty in every creation makes one think, pause, and reflect. “Wow, God is an amazing Artist!” Intricate details woven deep within the surface of the earth are just too plentiful to discount the fact that our surrounding is as amazing as we see it due to the fact that the artist has taken time, lots of time, to...
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Published by 20/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora

The Philippines is truly a great nature escape. The country prides itself with the serene summits, calm crystal clear waters and diverse marine and forest life. Aside from the resident species of the country, the Philippines is also the ideal stop-over of many migrating species because of country’s warm waters.
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Published by 20/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Fauna and flora, Travel

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 by 14/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora

Unbeknownst to many Filipinos, Misamis Occidental is a treasure cove surprise even the most experienced travelers. It offers many adventures and activities that give visitors much pleasure and appreciation of how gifted the province is. Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park is one of its attractions that will captivate one’s heart.
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Published by 09/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora, Leisure

The Makiling Botanical Garden was built in September 1965 to support professional instruction and research related to forestry and plant sciences. It serves the needs of eco-tourism as well as the educational and recreational needs of the general public.
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Published by 09/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora