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Some 300 runners from Negros and Panay competed in Sunday's 'Run Forest Run', a fun run featuring distances of three, five and 10km.
Staged as part of the official opening of Cool Runnings, a new athletic specialty store, the event started and finished outside the store's premises at the East Block.
The Earth Day Network Convenors of Bacolod and Negros Occidental is gearing up for a much wider celebration of International Earth Day since 2010 marks the 40th year since the first observance was staged in April 22, 1970.
The work of the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation on the protection and conservation of the Visayan warty pig is to be featured nationwide on an upcoming edition of GMA’s popular environment and wildlife show Born to be Wild. The show seeks to promote environmental awareness in the country.
The Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation (NFEFI) is appealing to local farmers and the food industry for supplies of foodstuffs for the more than 100 endemic and endangered animals in its center in Bacolod City.
MJ and his mother Sandy, Visayan Spotted Deer, the world’s most threatened deer species. MJ was born last year at the NFEFI center.*
For many years, NFEFI has been at the forefront of efforts to protect and conserve the fragile environment of Negros. NFEFI’s Biodiversity Conservation Center located by the Provincial lagoon in Bacolod City serves as a captive breeding and rescue station for many of the endemic and threatened animals found in Negros.
MJ, the first Visayan Spotted Deer fawn to be born at NFEFI in the past six years.*
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The head of one of Europe’s largest zoos was in Negros Occidental Saturday to explore more ways of working in partnership with the Negros Forest and Ecological Foundation Inc. and other conservation groups in the Philippines.
Glamorous movie and TV star Ana Roces brought a little showbiz glitz to the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation's Biodiversity Conservation Center in Bacolod City when she visited over Christmas.
Sita, an eight year-old critically endangered Visayan Warty Pig, gave birth Monday night to a litter of four piglets at the Negros Forests & Ecological Foundation’s, Inc. (NFEFI) Biodiversity Conservation Center in Bacolod City.
This was her second litter in four years. The father is Jojo, a 16 year-old warty pig.
"Fortunately, Sita had a relatively easy pregnancy and the piglets are doing well," said Dr. Joanne Justo, NFEFI’s curator.
Members of the Philippine Daily Inquirer Read-Along team recently visited NFEFI's Center in Bacolod City. Pictured are NFEFI trustee Robert Harland (left), Bro. Jaazeal 'Tagoy' Jakosalem of the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos (second left) and NFEFI curator, Dr. Joanne Justo (second from right) and team members (l-r) Rich Rodriguez; Ethel Ray Escasinas, Edra Benedicto, Ruth Navarra and Minerva Generalao
Bacolod college students had a close encounter at the weekend with the world of bats at a special Bat Workshop organized by the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation, Inc (NFEFI) and the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc (PBCFI).
Mangroves help man survive the effects of Climate Change. Mimie Ledesma (Education Officer, PBCFI/NFEFI-BCC) and Brgy. Tanod Dominador Villarin do their share in planting the coastal tree at Brgy. Punta Taytay.* (JMGJusto NFEFI-BCC- PIA)
About 500 mangrove (pagatpat) propagules were recently planted at Purok Sea Wall, Brgy. Punta Taytay during a mangrove planting activity spearheaded by the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc. (NFEFI) and the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PBCFI) in collaboration with the West Negros University (WNU) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-CENRO).
NFEFI-BCC Education Officer Mimie Ledesma said about a 100 students from WNU took part in the activity together with some staff of the DENR-CENRO. This is part of the activities identified for this year’s 5th Provincial Wildlife Month celebration.
Before the planting, Punta Taytay Mangrove Reforestation Program Manager Alexander Gunce conducted a briefing on the importance of reforesting shorelines and the role mangroves play in achieving aquatic ecological balance.