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140 preserved hawksbill turtles found in Palawan

The Philippine Navy in Palawan province announced on Sunday it had recovered 140 pieces of chemically preserved marine turtles hidden and buried in the shores of a coastal village in Balabac town awaiting shipment to the turtle black market trade.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Let whale sharks remain wild’ at sea

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A WHALE SHARK in the   southwest reef of Danjugan Island, Negros Occidental province Terence Dacles/ Contributor

Whale sharks or the “butanding” made their presence felt in southern Negros Occidental province in mid-November, drawing local and foreign tourists.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In Albay town, dolphins steal limelight

DOLPHINS swim in the coastal waters off Sto. Domingo town, Albay province. KRIS ORBETA/CONTRIBUTOR

A pod of dolphins has become this town’s latest attraction.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cebu biology graduates insist killing endangered birds necessary

Endangered Black Shama (Copsychus cebuensis) also known as “Siloy.” CDN/TONEE DESPOJO

Biology graduates of Cebu Normal University (CNU) on Tuesday insisted that killing the Black Shama birds was necessary to understand the diet of the endangered bird species.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mangroves keep sea trash out of villages

VOLUNTEERS pick up trash in the mangrove area of the village of Dalahican in Lucena City fronting Tayabas Bay. PHOTO COURTESY OF  QUEZON PIO

The panorama of mangroves growing along the vast coastline of Quezon province is also serving as a defense barrier from trash that used to swamp the beaches and riverbanks.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »