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Imelda Abano
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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
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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…


Posted on June 17, 2011 at 4:22

Forests cover increasing but needs to safeguard its resources

By Imelda V Abano


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…


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…


Posted on October 7, 2010 at 4:30

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