By Ricky Poca
Some sectors have suggested that the municipality of Oslob stop the tourism practice of feeding whale sharks or butanding, especially the muncipal government of Donsol whose own whale shark watching activities are affected by what’s happening in Cebu. I visited Oslob town recently with my siblings and found the experience very satisfying.
The head of an animal rescue center in China said Sunday that volunteers have rescued about 900 dogs that were being transported in poor conditions in a truck.
By DJ Yap
A 10-foot crocodile with a wide gash near its belly was flown from its home in Indanan, Sulu, to Manila aboard a C-130 Philippine Air Force cargo plane to be treated for its injury.
A SEA turtle or pawikan was freed after it was trapped in the nets of one of the fishermen off the seas of barangay Bahay, Sibonga town yesterday.
The scars sustained by Fermin, a juvenile male whale shark who fed off the food given by boaters plying the waters off Oslob and Moalboal towns, resulted to finger-pointing and denials among municipal officials over the weekend.
A baby giant panda born last week at a Tokyo zoo died of pneumonia on Wednesday, according to park officials who had initially hailed the birth as rare success for Japan’s captive breeding program.
The small coastal barangay of North Granada in Boljoon town, southern Cebu, pleaded ignorance after being heavily criticized for mishandling a whale shark that was stranded there.
Photos of a helpless whale shark (Rhincodon typus), locally known as “tuki,” with its tail tied and its back mounted by joyriders, are a perversion of what ecotourism is about.
By Candeze R. Mongaya
A Facebook photo of a girl riding atop a whale shark and assisted by a native in barangay Granada in Boljoon town, southern Cebu stirred up a tempest of outrage among the Filipino cyber community yesterday.
THE wounded eagle that was rescued in Lapu-Lapu City last week belongs to a species that can be found only in the Philippines. The bird, identified as a Philippine serpent eagle (scientific name Spilornis holospilus) can be found across the Philippines except Palawan island, where a similar species, the crested serpent eagle, is found, said [...]
By Madonna Virola
CITY OF CALAPAN—A 25-kilo female turtle accidentally caught in the hook of a fisherman was rescued by villagers at around noontime on Sunday in waters off Barangay (village) Balite in this city and released to the sea on Monday morning. Village Councilor Reyman Pajardo said they confiscated the animal from the fisherman who accidentally caught [...]
ALABEL, Sarangani Province—The coal ship incident that damaged the Bakud Reef in Kiamba town continues to threaten the survival of various fish species, including the endangered Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulates), marine experts said. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Napoleon wrasse, locally known as mameng, occurs patchily in the Indo-Pacific region and is one [...]