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The Green TigerThe Costs of Ecological Decline in the Philippines$
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Barbara Goldoftas

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195135114

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135114.001.0001

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The Lost Eden: Noli me Tangere

The Lost Eden: Noli me Tangere

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The Green Tiger

Barbara Goldoftas

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the ecological costs of over-logging, particularly the rapid clearing of the once-vast Dipterocarp lowland forests, and distinguishes between unregulated commercial logging and small-scale illegal logging. It features two case studies that contributed to a rise in the Philippine environmental movement. In San Fernando, Bukidnon, Mindanao, in the 1980s, in response to growing ecological decline that followed large-scale commercial logging, the community held protests until the logging permits were suspended. The chapter also describes the background and aftermath of a devastating mudslide in Ormoc, Leyte, which has become a symbol of the unnatural disasters and destruction that deforestation can bring.

Keywords:   deforestation, Dipterocarp, illegal logging, ecological refugees, Ormoc, Leyte, San Fernando, Mindanao, mudslide, Philippines

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