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Rappler's latest stories on marine wildlife


Philippine gov't finds stopping pangolin trade challenging

Dec 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Part 2: An environmental lawyer says not only is wildlife enforcement in the Philippines 'very limited to only a few people,' it is also not well-funded

PALAWAN PANGOLIN. This file photo shows a Palawan pangolin rolled up into a ball. File photo courtesy of Emerson Y. Sy/PCTAR

In a Philippine village, pangolin hunting happens under local officials' watch

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Barangay officials in Culion, Palawan do a balancing act trying to save the Philippine pangolin species and keeping their posts

PANGOLIN HUNTING. At night time, hunters in Culion, Palawan, rove through this vast expanse of grassland with their dogs in hopes of spotting nocturnal pangolins, which they sell to buyers visiting their village. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler

A whale of a tale in Bais

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines is home to 30 types of whales and dolphins. Gregg Yan travels to Bais to look for one of the rarest species of all – the pygmy sperm whale.

Group to gov't: Punish Vietnamese fishermen for Palawan shark slaughter

Aug 12, 2017 - 1:12 PM

We urge the government to take swift legal action against them to send a strong message that we will not let the rape of our Philippine seas continue says Save Philippine Seas Executive Director Anna Oposa

SHARK HAUL. Authorities check the sharks in a Vietnamese fishing boat intercepted in Palawan waters. The big shark is believed to be a tiger shark. Photo from PAO WESCOM

Miss Universe criticized for whale shark swim in Philippines

Dec 13, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Tourists swimming with whale sharks is strongly discouraged by environmental groups who say feeding the creatures makes them dependent and also leaves them vulnerable to poaching or injuries from boat propellers

MISS UNIVERSE. Miss universe candidates pose in the water during their Siargao tour. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

WATCH: Bughaw, the blue whale, swims along Dumaguete coast

May 28, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The blue whale also known as the largest mammal in the world is one of the 26 cetacean species found in the Philippines

#PowerToProtectPH: Campaign to protect marine wildlife launched

May 21, 2016 - 4:52 PM

The campaign called Their Future Our Future is set to release 5 one minute films each focusing on one iconic marine species alongside an interaction guideline delivered by the local communities

File photo of a whale shark, locally called 'butanding,' from WikiMedia Commons

Global marine populations slashed by half since 1970: WWF

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:39 AM

In a new report the WWF conservation group cautions that over fishing pollution and climate change significantly shrunk the size of commercial fish stocks between 1970 and 2010