[Announcement] Job opening: Senior Campaigns Officer! Have what it takes?- Haribon

Job opening: Senior Campaigns Officer! Have what it takes? Visit http://www.haribon.org.ph/index.php/haribon-foundation/career-opportunities for more jobs. Senior Campaigns Officer: Spearhead the policy advocacy initiatives of Haribon. Provides technical assistance in translating and disseminating scientific and site action initiatives to various media thereby creating mass awareness and support towards nature conservation. Qualifications: Graduate of a Bachelors degree in…

[Press Release] Mining-affected communities in Zambales badly hit by Habagat, receive recovery assistance -ATM

Mining-affected communities in Zambales badly hit by Habagat, receive recovery assistance IP leader, groups highlight link of mining to environmental degradation and natural disaster Cabangan, Zambales –Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) and other civil society groups extended disaster recovery assistance to more than 300 Aeta families in mining affected communities in Cabangan, Zambales after being severely…

[Press Release] Groups cry foul on new mining EO -ATM

Groups cry foul on new mining EO Claims mining policy is misleading and demand new mining law Manila – Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) and its member groups gave the thumbs down to the new mining EO of the Aquino administration, stating that it is inadequate, unresponsive and misleading. They said that while Executive Order 79…

[Press Release] Groups say no to total log ban exemption

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) Dir. Leo Jasareno shocked green groups by saying on Thursday that President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III will exempt the mining industry from Executive Order No. 23 or the total log ban in all natural and residual forests in exchange for support in its…

[Press Release] Australia mining aid for PH questioned – ATM

Melbourne, Australia – Filipino and Australian organizations criticized Prime Minister Julia Gillard for launching a $127 million ‘smart aid’ for poor but mineral-rich nations during a forum at the University of Melbourne. Recently, the Gillard government has launched ‘Mining for Development Initiative’ which aims to help more than 30 developing countries, including the Philippines, address…

[In the news] Solons, groups come together to save PH forests – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Solons, groups come together to save PH forests – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. By Niña Calleja Philippine Daily Inquirer TMANILA, Philippines—Three lawmakers and environment advocates have launched the “Sagip Gubat” network to push for the passage of a proposed bill on the protection and restoration of the country’s dwindling forests. “We have been pushing…

[Event] Launch of the Sagip GUBAT (saGipin Ugat ng Buhay At Tubig) Network

Event: Launch of the Sagip GUBAT (saGipin Ugat ng Buhay At Tubig) Network, a national network of forest conservation advocates aiming to lobby for the enactment of the Forest Resources Bill (FRB) and to address issues in forest governance. Key Attendees: Honorable Representatives Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr., Arthur Defensor Jr., and Mel Senen Sarmiento; Prof.…

[Invitation] Join Sagip GUBAT

14 April 2011 Dear partners and friends: A group of civil society organizations (CSOs) drafted the Forest Resources Bill (FRB), its version of the Sustainable Forest Management Bill, and lobbied for its filing in the House of Representatives last year. The major provisions of the FRB are the protection of all natural forests, primary and…