Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.
Episode 21: Ano Ang Isabela Oriole, At Bakit Kailangan Natin Itong Iligtas?
Our guest on today’s show is Nikki Dyanne Realubit, a terrestrial vertebrate biologist and board member of the Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines. She has played an active role in numerous biodiversity conservation and awareness initiatives, including the ORIS Project, a volunteer-led team working for the conservation of the Isabela oriole (Oriolus isabellae).
We talked about the critically endangered Isabela oriole, the unique characteristics of this golden bird, the role it plays in its ecosystem, the challenges of species conservation, what we can do to help save our critically endangered species, and more.
Listen to Ask Theory Episode 021: Ano Ang Isabela Oriole, At Bakit Kailangan Natin Itong Iligtas? here:
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