There are more than fifty thousand species native to these islands, of which more than half cannot be found anywhere else on the planet.
Of course, as the country’s economy develops, human activity inevitably encroaches onto the natural world. This is an unwelcome trend that could easily spell doom for countless species, especially if corrective action is not taken in advance. Once lost, biodiversity can take a long time to recover – and certain species may never recover.
Feet Do Travel discuss the biodiversity of the Philippines and the fight to protect it.