Philippines

Products displayed at a BIMP-EAGA trade fair include halal-certified sardines from the Philippines.

Tapping into the Halal Market

September 29, 2020
Ecozone developers revive efforts to make Mindanao a major halal food producer.
The green sea turtle starts life as a tiny hatchling on a beach. If it survives, it can grow up to 5 feet long and help keep seagrass beds and coral reefs healthy. Photo credit: iStock/Jao Cuyos.

A Sanctuary for Green Sea Turtles in Southeast Asia

May 22, 2020
Every year, more than 2,000 green sea turtles make their way to the Turtle Islands in the southernmost tip of the Philippines to lay their eggs.
The local government of Palawan promotes sustainable tourism and ensures popular sites, such as the Puerto Princesa Underground River, are not overcrowded with tourists. Photo: iStock/aldarinho.

How the Philippines Is Protecting Its ‘Last Ecological Frontier’

March 20, 2020
Limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons, coral atolls, and tropical forests make Palawan province one of the top ecotourism destinations in BIMP-EAGA.