1. Congregations of Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus at the Sasmuan Bangkung Malapad wetland in Pasac River, Pampanga province

    Dutch expertise enables destructive infrastructure development in the Philippines

    25 February 2021

    Economic development threatens internationally important water bird sites in Manila Bay in the Philippines. The... Read more

  2. Tens of thousands of Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) and Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) above the lower Pampanga River in the Philippines

    New Waterbird Census in Manila Bay shows 20% decline over three years

    25 February 2021

    A recent Waterbird Census in Manila Bay revealed a decline by more than 20% since 2017. IUCN NL, who co-funded the... Read more

  3. Youth demonstrating against the Kaliwa dam

    Indigenous communities in the Philippines defend their rights

    20 January 2021

    The Philippine government plans to build a dam in the forests of the Sierra Madre to... Read more

  4. Murceilagos bay, Zamboanga, the Philippines

    Milestone for sustainable land use planning in the Mindanao region in the Philippines

    23 December 2020

    In December 2020, government officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work on... Read more

  5. Protest sign 'Ban open-pit mining'

    Local government unit terminates deal with mining firm in the Philippines

    20 August 2020

    The municipality of Tampakan has terminated an agreement that allowed Sagittarius... Read more

  6. Call for protection of environmental defenders

    Global Witness reports record number of killings of environmental defenders

    29 July 2020

    In 2019, 212 people were killed because they stand up for nature, according to the latest figures from Global Witness... Read more

  7. Woman collecting crops

    Coping with corona: how civil society organisations adapt their work

    24 June 2020

    As the corona pandemic continues to affect everyone’s personal life, civil society organisations around the world are... Read more

  8. Protest by Cordillera Peoples Alliance

    Philippine environmental rights defenders under threat

    18 May 2020

    IUCN NL is concerned about the intimidation and threats at the address of several staff... Read more

  9. Controversial gold and copper mine in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

    Indigenous community leaders protesting OceanaGold mine met with violence

    8 April 2020

    IUCN NL and several other conservation and human rights organizations express their... Read more

  10. Women human rights defenders from Southeast Asia and India join in ReSisters Dialogue

    Women human rights defenders find support and inspiration in ReSisters Dialogue

    29 November 2019

    Last September, women community leaders and activists defending the rights of their... Read more