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PH urges nations to conserve intertidal wetlands for migratory species

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:32 PM

'If we want to protect our migratory species, it is important that we look at their habitats as well,' an environment official says as the Philippines hosts an international wildlife conference in Manila

DRAFT RESOLUTION. The Philippines has proposed the promotion of the conservation of critical intertidal and other coastal habitats for migratory species during COP12. File photo from the CMS-COP12 website

Philippines to host international wildlife conference

Aug 08, 2017 - 7:40 PM

This is the first time that the Philippines will host a meeting this huge This is the first COP that will be held in the Philippines says Environment Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo Jr

PH eagle Pamana's death sounds alarm for conservation efforts

Aug 21, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Pamana s death in UNESCO World Heritage Site Mount Hamiguitan a protected area highlights the need for greater local community involvement in conservation efforts

KING OF BIRDS. The Philippine eagle or Haribon is close to extinction because of deforestation and poaching

Chinese fishers face charges for crime in PH

May 09, 2014 - 11:51 AM

The fishermen have allegedly violated the Philippine Wildlife Act and the Philippine Fisheries Code for taking endangered animals protected by local and international conservation laws

CAPTURED. Photos of poached sea turtles (pawikan) in the Chinese vessel intercepted by the PNP Maritime Group on May 6. Photo courtesy of the PNP Maritime Group

'Endangered' Nicobar pigeons to be released into the wild

Mar 18, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Five Nicobar pigeons will be released into Apo Reef Natural Park after 6 years of rehabilitation in a government wildlife rescue center

RAINBOW TAIL. The Nicobar pigeon is considered one of the most beautiful dove species because of its shimmery, multi-colored tail. Photo courtesy of DENR

Netizens react to marriage proposal via dolphin

Feb 14, 2014 - 12:09 PM

But Ocean Adventure Park who posted photos of the proposal says the writing material used is safe for dolphins

WOULD YOU SAY YES? Netizens criticize a marriage proposal written on a dolphin in Ocean Adventure Park in Subic. Screengrab from Ocean Adventure Park Facebook page

5 ways to improve how we protect our parks

Jan 17, 2014 - 1:19 PM

Sustainable ecotourism projects and involving indigenous peoples can help conserve the most beautiful places in the country

PARADISES ON EARTH. The world-famous Tubbataha Reefs is one of 240 protected areas in the Philippines. Photo by Gregg Yan

PH natural parks management rated 'poor' to 'fair'

Jan 15, 2014 - 8:25 PM

Our mountain parks and coral reefs are threatened by lack of funding lack of trained personnel and conflicting policies

PROTECTING OUR PARKS. Mount Pulag National Park is a popular hiking destination and home to several indigenous tribes. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

A year later, US yet to pay P58-M Tubbataha fine

Jan 03, 2014 - 3:17 PM

The US embassy in Manila has reportedly not commented either on a related case despite a letter from the Supreme Court

GROUNDED SHIP. On January 17, 2013, the USS Guardian ran aground and damaged the Tubbataha Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site. File photo courtesy of AFP Wescom

Critically-endangered dugong found dead in Palawan

Dec 20, 2013 - 8:37 PM

It s the second time this year a sea mammal is found dead in Palawan its final stronghold in the country

THREATENED. An adult male dugong is found dead in Busuanga, Palawan, reportedly after getting entangled in ropes in a seaweed farm. Photo courtesy of DENR-PAWB

New law empowers local communities for ecotourism

Oct 04, 2013 - 2:11 PM

A new law makes income from protected areas more accessible to local communities managing them

POWER TO THE LOCALS. The Ifugao tribe is part of the local community designated as stewards of protected areas in the Cordilleras like Mount Pulag

Mt Makiling named ASEAN Heritage Park

Oct 04, 2013 - 12:11 PM

The legendary mountain is the 33rd ASEAN Heritage Park and the 5th in the Philippines

MOUNTAIN OF LEGEND. Mount Makiling, now an ASEAN Heritage Park, is associated with the legend of Maria Makiling, a beautiful fairy who guards the mountain. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

P420-M worth of ivory tusks crushed in symbolic act

Jun 21, 2013 - 1:32 PM

The Philippines becomes the first Asian country to destroy its multi million dollar stockpile of ivory tusks

CRUSHING CRIME. A road roller destroys elephant tusks that have been seized from illegal shipments since 2009 and are kept in storage at the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PAWB-DENR) in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of EPA

How captivity killed Lolong

Mar 29, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Rappler learns how Lolong died due to multiple organ failure due to stress from how he was held in captivity

GARGANTUAN CROC. GARGANTUAN. Lolong still looked healthy in this file picture taken inside his pen at the Bunawan Eco-Park just days after the reptile was captured in September 2011. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Lolong's necropsy results delayed

Feb 19, 2013 - 3:25 PM

The report will be made public after the tissue samples collected from Lolong are fully analyzed by experts at UP Los Baños

GARGANTUAN. In this photo taken on September 21, 2011, Lolong, a one-tonne (6.4-metre) 21-foot crocodile believed to be the biggest to have ever been caught, is seen in a caged pen in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Lolong's necropsy results out next week

Feb 13, 2013 - 3:32 PM

Veterinarians are analyzing tissue samples from Lolong to determine his cause of death

GARGANTUAN. In this photo taken on September 21, 2011, Lolong, a one-tonne (6.4-metre) 21-foot crocodile believed to be the biggest to have ever been caught, is seen in a caged pen in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Necropsy performed on Lolong

Feb 12, 2013 - 3:46 PM

The results and the cause of death will not be known until the end of the week a government official says

PACKED IN ICE. Workers put ice blocks on to the remains of Lolong before the necropsy is conducted. AFP PHOTO/Erwin Mascarinas

PH invests $17-M to stop trading of endangered animals

Nov 22, 2012 - 7:31 AM

The government and several development partners are investing 17 million in a program that will put an end to poaching and trading of endangered species in the Philippines

PH probes alleged Church link to ivory

Sep 26, 2012 - 2:03 PM

Authorities will investigate the possible involvement of Catholic priests in the illegal trade of African ivory in the Philippines

NBI asked to probe ivory trade in PH

Sep 25, 2012 - 3:48 PM

The NBI will investigate the illegal ivory trade in the Philippines now linked to its use in religious carvings like Santo Niño

TRADING IN IVORY IS ILLEGAL SINCE 1989. Photo courtesy of CITES