Environews Philippines

Conservation news and information from the Philippines. Mongabay is a non-profit.

Tiny tarsier makes big, ultrasonic noise

The Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), a 5-inch tall Southeast Asian primate, has long resembled a ventriloquist's doll. It would open its mouth as though chattering away, but researchers heard nothing.…

Botanist killed in crossfire in Philippines

A local botanist was killed in crossfire between the Filipino military and suspected communist guerrillas with the New People's Army on Monday, reports the Inquirer.net. Leonardo L. Co, a botanist,…

The Asian Animal Crisis

The United Nation declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). One of the goals of the IYB is to celebrate the achievements of the Convention of Biological Diversity…