Monday, June 28, 2010

Students march for environment protection in Mindanao

More than 500 students from different Catholic schools marched on Monday, June 28, 2010 in Davao City in Mindanao and called for environmental protection, particularly against mining and logging which coincided in the celebration of Environment Month. (Mindanao Examiner Photo - Karlos Manlupig)

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / June 28, 2010) – Hundreds of students marched on Monday in the southern Filipino city of Davao and joined mounting calls from environmentalists and various groups for more environment protection, particularly against mining and logging in the country.

The march, participated by some 500 students from different Catholic schools, coincided with the celebration of the Environment Month.

According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the United Nations Environment Program reported that a total of 17,291 species known to be threatened with extinction and that many species are still disappearing before they are even discovered.

Such extinctions alarmingly occur at up to 1,000 times the natural rate due to human activities. As a consequence, humans are taking the enormous risk of losing biodiversity. Hence, this year’s environment month celebration’s theme: “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” echoes the urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet. (With reports from Karlos Manlupig, Geo Solmerano and Arlene Ranara)


FElix Daray said...

Its not too late to save our environment. The ultimate solution is to plant trees.

FElix Daray said...

"Plant trees and bring back the birds," according to DepEd Secretary Ricardo T. Gloria. Teaching the children while still young will be develop into a habit.So, wherever they are, they will plant trees.