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BINHI Youth Conference

Energy Development Corporation, the world’s largest vertically integrated geothermal company based in the Philippines launches its first ever BINHI Youth Conference on November 14-17 at the scenic mountain city of Antipolo, Rizal province.
With the objective of producing environmental and sustainability youth leaders in the country, the 2012 BINHI Youth Conference gathers more than 60 college students from all over the Philippines to exchange learning on youth leadership, greening strategies, communication planning and project development.

Speakers are National Youth Commissioner-at-Large Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino, nephew of the democracy hero Ninoy Aquino, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje and Climate Change Commissioner Naderev Sano.
More to come in the next few days. Follow @davedevilles on twitter for real-time updates.

Philippine lizard one of the 10 incredible new species discoveries of 2011

A monitor lizard that lives in the forests of the Sierra Madre mountain range in the Philippines makes it to the top 10 new species discoveries of the year.The 6-foot long lizard (Varanus bitatawa) is a tree-dwelling fruit-eating creature and is one of the 10 incredible species in the list released on 23 May by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University.

Earlier in 2009, RP-based renewable energy company Energy Development Corporation signed a partnership with the Isabela Provincial Government to deter large-scale illegal logging while helping manage the watershed in the Northern Sierra Madre Park(NSMP). In May this year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has tapped EDC through its ‘Binhi’ reforestation project in its National Greening Program. Let’s hope that this discovery helps intensify the protection of NSMP’s biodiversity.

Varanus bitatawa (photo courtesy of dailymail.co.uk)