Response to Video- Philippines Biodiversity Video

Dec 3, 2013 at 11:04 AM by Sydney Browder

The Biodiversity in Philippines video presented some of the leading problems in the environment in the Philippines. The most common problems are deforestation, mining, air and water pollution, oil spills, animal poaching, and human-induced climate change. These problems could be minimized if people put forth effort to learn about the problems and learn about solutions. Some solutions would be reusing, recycling, and reducing our use of resources, as well as planting new wildlife. These problems are very similar to the problems in the United States, and similar solutions would be effective here as well.

3 Replies

Dec 6, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Great ideas! Sofia and I think that these ways are very do-able, but it may take some devotion and a lot of time consumption.

Dec 6, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Good idea! You stated most of the Philippine's problems.

Dec 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Nice ideas! Here in the Philippines we are actually implementing some of those solutions right now. NGO's who work to lessen the pollution and waste in their areas partner with the people living there and hire them to work to produce new materials made from things that can be recycled but are thrown away. Some products they produce include pull tab bags and bangles, bracelets, necklaces and earrings made from old magazine paper and/or watch parts, and bags made from old foils and tetra paks.

Here are some pictures of the products these people make: