The Philippines is blessed with a very high biodiversity, including the plants living in its remaining forest cover. Trees alone comprise about 3500 species. Just to research on a species a day would take about 10 years to finish all of just the trees. Then there are still the shrubs, herbs, ferns etc. Through this blog we hope to introduce you to some important plants in the forest before they completely disappear because of habitat destruction.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Books on Natives At Last!
Book launching loot
Complimentary Rafflesia book
I attended a book launching cum tribute to First Philippine Holding's Oscar Lopez. To celebrate the amazing accomplishments and environmental dedication of the company's chairman emeritus, 3 books were introduced to the attendees of the event in the Rockwell Tent, last Thursday evening. Guests were treated to overflowing cocktails and complimentary copies of the important books.
Native tree book
The first book "Generations" chronicles the resource richness and biodiversity of Philippine islands. The second lists the 10 unusual native species in "Rafflesia in the Philippines". The last is "Philippine Native Trees 101, Up Close and Personal", a rare reference to 108 native tree species which could be used for urban landscaping. Books 1 and 2 are not sold comercially. The third book is sold by Green Convergence and Hortica Filipina.