Philippines illegal wildlife trade - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippines illegal wildlife trade


Boats carrying endangered shells intercepted in Cebu

Jul 09, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The highly valued Trochus niloticus shells may have come from the Tubbataha Reef Natural Park say government conservation officials

THREATENED. Samong or Trochus niloticus is heavily poached because of its use as raw material for the manufacturing of mother-of-pearl buttons. Photo by Roberto Verzo from Wikimedia Commons

The unsung lives of illegal wildlife trade cops

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:55 AM

On Earth Day 2015 Rappler looks into the lives of Filipino operatives trained to catch illegal wildlife traders and save the endangered animals so valuable to Philippine ecology

EARTH WARRIOR. PSupt John Guyguyon of the CIDG inspects cages of birds being kept in a mausoleum in the Manila North Cemetery in September 2014. All photos courtesy of DENR-BMB

Haul of endangered birds seized in Bicol

May 22, 2014 - 3:18 PM

The suspects and their illegal bounty are intercepted on a bus allegedly bound for Manila port from where the animals would be sent off to different parts of the country and the world

PH HORNBILL. The Philippine hornbill is endemic in the Philippines and can be found in forests in Leyte, Samar, Dinagat and Siargao among others