Tag: biodiversity

Philippine frogs at risk due to climate change

Philippine frogs at risk due to climate change

National Scientist Angel C. Alcala wrote that since the 1970s, frogs have been dropping dead in significant numbers around the world.

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Marine mammals disturbed by warming waters

Marine mammals disturbed by warming waters

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.

PH Gov’t Should Prioritize Marine Biodiversity Conservation —Dr. Malayang

PH Gov’t Should Prioritize Marine Biodiversity Conservation —Dr. Malayang

“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.”