Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Philippine Forest Near Extinction (1900-2000)

One hundred (centennial) years has passed based from the maps shown here. Look at what is left of the country's virgin rainforest. Do you realize how many threatened species (both our flora and fauna) are facing extinction? Do you realize that we have altered the balance of our environment and that we may never bring it back?

It is the year 2010. What do you think will the next updated Philippine forest cover map show?

sources: http://bioval.jrc.ec.europa.eu/products/veget_map_insulare-sea/insularSEasia.php



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