Photography > Philippine Wildlife

The Philippines has one of the highest rates of species endemism, one of the highest rates of new species discoveries, and one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Such statistics should connote a high level of public awareness and management effort to conserving these species and ecosystems. In reality, however, relatively few global and national resources are dedicated to conservation in the country. The problem of environmental degradation, including but not limited to logging, mining, and urbanization, is a major factor in the loss of many of these natural wonders. At the current rate of deforestation and degradation, many of the Philippine flora and fauna are at great risk of extinction. This gallery is a very small sample of the amazing life here. These are the individuals at risk.