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Written by EARTH Institute Asia Press Office   
Monday, 01 June 2009 10:17

T he Philippines already has several eco-destinations (i.e., ecologically-sound destinations) that are of international quality. One of these, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, now ranks No. 1 in the category for forests, national parks and nature reserves in the Seven Wonders of Nature Internet-based global campaign (see  and vote to maintain the River’s No-1. rank).


But the biosphere concept is new in the Philippines. Biosphere is the global ecological system that integrates all living beings and their relationships, including their interaction with the elements of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. Planet Earth is a biosphere.


Several man-made biosphere laboratories have also been set up, such as, the 13,000 sq. m. closed ecosystem in Arizona, USA. It was used to explore the complex web of interactions between humans, farming, and technology with the rest of nature.


H ear how an eco-destination is developed and the plan to link eco-destinations in the country into a “Biosphere Project.” Tune in/watch Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!) on June 3, 2009, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Manila time), at DZRH-AM radio (666 in Metro Manila, other kHz nationwide), TV (Ch. 9 in Metro Manila, other cable TV channels nationwide), and Internet ( or


Guests are Arch. Helen Villaraza Ostrowski, Partner/Manager, ASH Inc., Canada, and Edgard Guevara, Ecologist and Founder, Geo Farm, Pangasinan. Dr. Cora Claudio, president, EARTH Institute Asia, will moderate the discussion in conversational Tagalog-English.


Join the contests, campaigns and projects of EARTH/KK! To join all, register as a KK! listener by texting 2299: earth<space>your message.


KK! co-producers are EARTH Inst. Asia and  DZRH, with the support of Unilever, Unilab, Manila Water, Pilipinas Shell, FERN, Inc., Toby's Sports, Delbros Supply Chain Solutions, Yehey.Com, MAP, and  Brahma Kumaris, and  the cooperation of GREEN Army, PFST, TOWNS, PBE, AIJC, PEIA, DENR,, SanibLakas, and  various egroups and  environment-caring groups/individuals.


* Join the EARTHnetwork for Sustainable Living —a network of producers, sellers, and  users of eco-products for the wellness of people and  planet earth-- from decorative herbal plants to electric vehicles. For inquiries and requests for seminars, contact: 671-3266, 0917-829-1718, or # # #



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