Helping communities address environmental challenges

Center for Environmental Concerns - Philippines works to cultivate environmental awareness and action, create a community of advocates, and contribute to the defense of ecosystems and peoples through empowering education, community-based research, and people-oriented, patriotic, and scientific advocacy.

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Conservation of PH’s migratory species requires a healthy ecological habitat, says CEC

October 28, 2017

The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC) welcomes commitments on conservation efforts from the recently concluded Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) 12th Conference of Parties (COP 12) held in Manila, Philippines. However, we believe that Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu should be honest with its claims onthe Philippine government’s effort in conserving and protecting migratory species and wildlife in the country.

Lifting the ban on open-pit mining, a loss for the environment and the people

October 25, 2017

The Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines condemn in the strongest possible terms the atrocious move by the interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) to lift the ban on open pit mining that was issued by the former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Gina Lopez. This recommendation will allow large-scale mining companies to wantonly continue the plunder of the country’s natural resources and the destruction of people’s communities and livelihoods.

Environmental group demands to stop Leyte Tide Embankment Project construction

October 9, 2017

The Center for Environmental Concerns demands the stoppage of the construction of the Leyte Tide Embankment Project (LTEP) by the Department of Public Works and Highways Region VIII. Environmental advocates, scientists and Yolanda survivors have been calling for the stoppage of the multibillion-peso infrastructure project not only because of the danger it poses, but also […]