A Glimpse of the Philippines’ Wildlife

So many articles and videos about Wildlife in the different parts of the world had already been published but this one attracted my attention since I am from the Philippines and I think this video is worth sharing here.

Earthniversity does not own this video or any part of it. We are only sharing this on our site to also share the beauty of wildlife in the Philippines.

I hope you will find this not only educational but entertaining as well.

Source: NatGeo Wild on Youtube.

Thanks also go to its Kevo.

Thank you NatGeo Wild and Youtube.

November 1, 2019.

 

WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY? Lecture Series #2

In observance of the International Day for Biological Diversity, we are sharing this article with you.

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Suyac Island Mangroves Project, Philippines.

In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2018, we are focusing our discussion on Biodiversity which is an important topic to preserve and conserve our flora and fauna to reach a more sustainable development.

Biodiversity is the second in a series of lectures that I will be conducting here.  This is aimed at getting basic knowledge that will enable us to better understand what Biodiversity is all about.  There are several definitions of the word Biodiversity.  Initially, the term is a combination of two words Biology and Diversity.   In this discussion, we are going to adopt the definitions coming from The Free Dictionary From Farlex.

1.  Biodiversity refers to the number and variety of organisms found within a specified geographical region.  For example, the forests of Yosemite National Park.  For centuries, thousands of organisms lived in the park, from…

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Revisiting Suyac Island’s Mangrove Eco-Tourism Park

One of the most effective ways to prevent future damage on the coastal areas of any island anywhere in the world is by planting mangroves on the coastlines.  There are 7,641 islands in the Philippines and each one faces a different challenge every time there is a storm and much worse, if there is a storm surge.

In some areas like Suyac Island, the damage caused by past typhoons and storm surge had been minimal.  Unlike Typhoon Haiyan or Typhoon Yolanda which left an unimaginable damage to the island of Leyte and other parts of the Visayas in the Philippines, Suyac was spared of this catastrophe.  The locals reasoned out that they were not greatly affected by the Typhoon Yolanda because of the hundred years old Mangrove Trees that were abundant on the island’s coastline.   The strong wind and the strong current of sea water are prevented from lambasting the island because the Mangroves served as a buffer.

In this blog about Suyac Island, Touristang Pobre tells a story about the result of a community effort in preserving their coastal area through Mangrove tree planting and conservation program.  Here’s the link:

http://touristangpobre.blogspot.com/2017/09/suyac-island-model-of-community.html

Happy Holidays Everyone

This holiday season, we wish you a joyous celebration wherever you are in the world.

Our prayer is for everyone to live in peace and harmony with all the creatures of the planet.  Seems not plausible in some instances but we keep a positive mind that many things can happen when people gather together to celebrate peace and instill peace in their lives.

Here’s a unique version of the song The Prayer featuring Marcelito Pomoy, a Filipino Champion of Pilipinas Got Talent.

The Prayer

by Carol Bayer Sager and David Foster

I pray you’ll be our eyes, and watch us where we go

And help us to be wise in times when we don’t know

Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way
Lead us to the place, guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe

I pray we ‘Il find your light, and hold it in our hearts
When stars go out each night,
Remind us where you are
Let this be our prayer, when shadows fill our day
Help us find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe

A world where pain and sorrow will be ended
And every heart that’s broken will he mended
And we’ll remember we are all God’s children
Reaching out to touch you
Reaching to the sky

We ask that life be kind, and watch us from above
We hope each soul will find another soul to love
Let this be our prayer, just like every child

Who needs to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe
Needs to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe.

(Thanks youtube and Wish 107.5)