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This book relates how more than 510 unique species came to exist in the Philippines, and explains why the imminent destruction of the rainforest threatens not only its unique plants and animals but also the economic and social well-being of the nation. There are also guidelines on the crucial steps that the Filipino people must take to protect both their magnificent natural heritage and their country's future.
Preface by John W. McCarter, Jr. Foreword by Angel C. Alcala Discovering Diversity Lawrence R. Heaney The Origins and Dimensions of Biodiversity in the Philippines Lawrence R. Heaney Vanishing Treasures Jacinto C. Regalado, Jr. and Lawrence R. Heaney The Causes and Effects of Deforestation Lawrence R. Heaney Prospects for Recovery Lawrence R. Heaney Bibliography Index