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Swimming with the mermaids in Northern Palawan

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:09 AM

'This gentle marine mammal living the simplest of lives is one of the best caretakers of our seagrass habitats and the animals that live in them,' says dugong conversationist Dr Teri Aquino

FRIENDLIEST DUGONG. Aban is said to be the largest and friendliest of the dugongs in Northern Palawan. He is identified through his distinctive scars. Photo by Danny Ocampo

Diving with a million sardines

Oct 15, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Sardines: cheap faceless fish packed into tin cans. Just how important are they? Oceana’s Gregg Yan dives to see them in a whole new light.

MILLIONS OF SARDINES. Moalboal’s millions-strong sardine schools sustain many kinds of animals, like tuna, dolphins and even seabirds. To avoid predators, the tiny fish form complex, flowing shapes. Photo by Danny Ocampo

A solution to declining grouper stocks

May 17, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Full cycle or closed loop mariculture entails breeding and rearing fish in complete captivity and is meant to eliminate the need to draw from wild stocks

EXPENSIVE FISH. Cherished in China for their ‘lucky’ red color, leopard coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus) await their fate inside a floating cage in Palawan. Some die of stress and disease – but enough survive to make the trade lucrative. Photo by Gregg Yan / WWF

Elephants, rhinos and tigers once lived in the Philippines

Mar 16, 2015 - 8:02 AM

Extinction? It’s a natural phenomenon – but today s extinction rates are anything but natural How can we stop the spiral of extinction?

The Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) is one of Earth’s most endangered species. In 1969, less than 100 heads were left. Due to strong conservation efforts, the population has recovered to 382 as of 2014. Image courtesy Gregg Yan / TAMS-2

Tamaraw or carabao? Know the difference

Oct 12, 2013 - 9:31 AM

The rare critically endangered tamaraw looks very similar to the common carabao This tamaraw month of October know the difference

Saving Nemo: The truth about the marine aquarium trade

Sep 29, 2013 - 12:39 PM

Love to collect fish? Think before you buy The marine aquarium trade has lasting ecological consequences

WHERE IS NEMO? In the 5 years since 'Finding Nemo' aired, rising demand for the aquarium trade has   forced some clownfish populations to decline by as much as 75%. All photos by Gregg Yan

Hope for Tubbataha, cradle of life

Jun 08, 2013 - 12:29 PM

On World Oceans Day we have renewed hope for Tubbataha Reef s full recovery after intrusions by the USS Guardian and a Chinese poaching vessel

A NEW WORLD. The Tubbataha Reef is home to countless fish and corals. All photos by Gregg Yan

In memory of Lolong

Feb 18, 2013 - 8:08 AM

After Lolong s death WWF Philippines is concerned about the plight of the few remaining saltwater crocodiles here

LIKE DINOSAURS. Marine or estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus Porosus) are the largest reptiles on Earth. In 1823, a gigantic 27-foot crocodile was shot and killed near the town of Jalajala in Laguna de Bai, Philippines. WWF-Philippines / Gregg Yan