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Coleen Jose

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The Philippines: Dirt Bikes Emerge as Method for Timber Hauling

Posted November 25, 2011 | 17:42:01 (EST)

Under the cover of darkness, the pop-pop of a two-stroke motorcycle engine burdened with 400 pounds of illegal livelihood emerges from a muddy path. Rey Gesta, an Agusan del Sur native, is bringing his latest batch of cut logs from the mountains to a storage facility.

Gesta is a woodcutter...

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International Year of Forests: Day 215

7 Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 14:11:26 (EST)

In the halls of the communications department at the University of the Philippines, a student retraces her steps to read a banner of announcements. "Celebrating Forests for People" was the catchphrase to introduce a nationwide photography competition organized by the United Nations. The competition is part of the UN's educational...

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Fishing for Survival: How a Global Market Is Shaping One Island Community

Posted June 28, 2011 | 15:30:18 (EST)


Palawan, Philippines -- "Don't move, I just need to see if the jaws of a tiger shark can fit around your head," were education and communications officer Gregg Yan's next words after our introduction at the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) headquarters in Quezon...

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