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At least 11 rescued from burning Mt. Banahaw

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At least 11 people on Thursday were rescued from the burning Mount Banahaw in Quezon Province, a radio report said.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Coastline of Ilocos Norte becoming marine animal grave

THIS 20-meter-long sperm whale, found dead on the shores of Laoag City on July 21, is the latest marine mammal that beached on Ilocos Norte’s coastline. 
LEILANIE ADRIANO/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The coastline of Ilocos Norte has become a burial ground of marine mammals, with another dead whale found on the shores of Barangay (village) Navotas here on Sunday.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dolphin born in captivity dies of infection

MOTHER dolphin “Vi” and her calf while nursing. After two weeks, the first dolphin calf born in captivity in the country died of an infection. Ocean Adventure officials said the mother dolphin could get pregnant and give birth again in three years, 
“with better chances.” PHOTO FROM OCEAN ADVENTURE

The first dolphin born in captivity in the country died on Sunday due to an infection and a weak immune system, an official of the marine theme park Ocean Adventure here said.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Rare sea turtle eggs under Navy custody

Protective custody of law enforcers is not only prescribed to a person in danger but also to an endangered marine species.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

BFAR told mosquito fish is ‘invasive alien species’

STUDENTS in Dagupan City release mosquito fish into canals in the streets to help in the campaign against the spread of dengue fever. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

An environment official on Friday sounded the alarm over the release of thousands of mosquito-eating fish in canals and waterways in Pangasinan, saying it is “a highly invasive alien species.”

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bunawan to hold funeral rites for Lolong

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Lolong is covered with ice chunks to preserve his remains. AP PHOTO/ERWIN MASCARINAS

A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Aliens’ invade Philippine forests, lakes

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Alien species are invading Philippine forests and lakes, threatening endemic and indigenous flora and fauna, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

World pledges more money to protect biodiversity

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Efforts to reverse the worrying loss of Earth’s dwindling natural resources received a substantial boost on Saturday when a UN conference in India agreed to double biodiversity aid to poor countries.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DENR report admits Philippines is way behind biodiversity protection

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In its first report in 20 years since the enactment of a law aimed to ensure the conservation of the country’s biodiversity, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) acknowledged that much has to be done even as there have been gains in its efforts in protected areas management.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rat species thought extinct seen after 20 years

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Image by William Oliver, Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc.

A cloud rat, endemic to one tiny island of the world—Dinagat Island—has been rediscovered after a more than 20-year search.

Posted: April 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rat species thought extinct seen after 20 years

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A cloud rat, endemic to one tiny island of the world—Dinagat Island—has been rediscovered after a more than 20-year search.

Posted: April 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Crabs show rich Palawan biodiversity

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NEW SPECIES The “Insulamon palawanense” (above) and “Insulamon magnum” (below) crabs are two of the four new species river crustaceans that were recently discovered by scientists in Palawan. PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY HENDRIK FREITAG

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines—Scientists exploring the inland waters of Palawan have discovered four new species of brightly colored river crabs, underscoring the island’s still unexplored biological richness. The scientific breakthrough was announced on March 21 by the Senckenberg Research Institute based in Dresden, Germany, which spearheaded several years of biological surveys in various parts of [...]

Posted: March 28th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

New species of beetle discovered in Palawan

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—Scientists have discovered a new species of beetle that dwells in the mountain rivers of Southern Palawan and said the find indicated that the Philippines was the world’s “center of diversity” for beetles. Dr. Henrick Freitag and and Dr. Michael Balke of the Senckenberg Museum of Zoology Dresden and the Bavarian State Collections [...]

Posted: October 21st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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