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Imelda Abano
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  • Baguio City ; Manila
  • Philippines
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Imelda Abano posted blog posts
Jun 17, 2011
Imelda Abano posted a blog post

Philippine Journalists: Communicating the Urgency of Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most pressing and debated issues of the 21st century. It is also suddenly a very hot new topic to journalists, especially from the countries most at risk from climate change like the Philippines.Highlighting that the media has a critical role to play in raising levels of public awareness and influencing public opinion, there is a need to increase the capacity of Philippine journalists to produce greater quality and volume of reporting on climate change issues.On…See More
Oct 7, 2010
Imelda Abano posted an event

Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists,Inc at Manila

November 5, 2010 at 8am to November 6, 2010 at 8am
Some 35 journalists will interact with climate change experts from the Philippine government and academe in a workshop entitled “Too hot to handle: Understanding and Reporting Climate Change” at the Bayview Park Hotel in Manila, Philippines.
Oct 7, 2010
Imelda Abano joined Mike Shanahan's group
May 24, 2010
Imelda Abano joined Mike Shanahan's group
May 24, 2010
Imelda Abano joined Mike Shanahan's group
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May 24, 2010
Imelda Abano posted an event

Launching of the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) at Manila, Philippines

June 3, 2010 all day
On June 3, the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ), in coordination with the Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN), will host an Environmental Media Workshop and formal launching of the group at the Heritage Hotel Manila, Roxas Boulevard corner EDSA, Pasay City.PNEJ and EJN wish to assist Filipino journalists to advance their knowledge as well as to address issues on environmental reporting in the country. This event is timely for the World Environment Day on June…See More
May 24, 2010
Imelda Abano is now a member of Biodiversity Media Alliance
May 24, 2010

Profile Information

What is your name?
Imelda Abano
What is your job title?
Environmental Journalist
What organisation do you work for?
Scidevnet, BusinessMirror, Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Agriculture, Biodiversity targets, Biotechnology, CBD negotiations, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Endangered species, Forests, Invasive species, Oceans, Poverty and biodiversity, Taxonomy, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English
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Environmental Journalist

Imelda Abano's Blog

Only 5% of Philippines' coral reefs remain in good condition

By Imelda V. Abano

 

READ this and weep: A marine scientist from the University of the Philippines has revealed that only 5 percent —equivalent to  just around 1,000 square kilometers—of the country’s total reef area remain in good condition in the face of the wanton destruction of our coral reefs by poachers.

The estimated reef area of the Philippines ranges from 19,000 to 27,000 square kilometers, depending on the territorial boundaries and depth ranges. This makes the…

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 4:22

Forests cover increasing but needs to safeguard its resources

By Imelda V Abano

President

Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists

 

Despite widespread perception that the country’s forest cover is diminishing, a forestry expert said that it has, in fact, increased within a period of 10 years, from 1998 to 2008.

Dr. Rodel Lasco, Philippine coordinator of the World Agroforestry Center, indicated that the Philippines’ total forest…

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 4:19

Philippine Journalists: Communicating the Urgency of Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most pressing and debated issues of the 21st century. It is also suddenly a very hot new topic to journalists, especially from the countries most at risk from climate change like the Philippines.





Highlighting that the media has a critical role to play in raising levels of public awareness and influencing public opinion, there is a need to increase the capacity of…

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Posted on October 7, 2010 at 4:30

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