LIST: Tree cover loss in Cebu per area

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/07/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Since 2001, Cebu, home to over 5 million people and the largest economic hub outside the capital Manila, has lost thousands of hectares of tree cover. At least 10.1 kilo-hectare, or around 10,100…

Cebu lost 10,000 hectares of tree cover in the past 20 years

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the past two decades, deforestation in Cebu had resulted in the loss of thousands of hectares of tree cover equivalent to the land area of Bantayan Island. Data from the Global Forest…

Faulty warnings, deforestation turned Philippine rains ‘deadly’ — study

Agence France Presse 03/01/2024

Faulty warning systems, poverty and deforestation of mountains in the southern Philippines turned recent unseasonably heavy rains into deadly disasters, scientists said in a report Friday. More than 100 people were killed in landslides and floods in…

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