National Scientist Angel C. Alcala wrote that since the 1970s, frogs have been dropping dead in significant numbers around the world.
From the polar bears of the Arctic to the Irrawaddy dolphins of the Tropics, climate change is bearing down on marine mammals, leading to loss of habitat, changes in distribution and migration patterns and threats to the availability of prey. The warming of the oceans could also mean diminished reproductive success and increased susceptibility to diseases, according to a Silliman Journal article by Dr. Ma. Louella L. Dolar, a foremost authority on Philippine marine mammals, and Edna S. Sabater, a doctoral candidate at Silliman University.
Fish has returned to Pagatban River in southern Negros Island some 25 years after it was declared dead from mine tailings pollution, according to researchers from Silliman University and Negros Oriental State University.
“This country is a water world. We have more water than land.” Silliman University President Dr. Ben S. Malayang III stressed during the last day of the 2nd Shark Summit held at the Guy Hall in Silliman University on November 11. Dr. Malayang said that because of such a fact, it is important for the country to give top priority to the biodiversity found in the seas including that of sharks which is considered to be the “apex predator in the structure food chain of our marine ecosystem.”