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Proposed coal plant in Palawan may doom ‘Katala’ conservation efforts

Photo by Peter Widmann of Katala Foundation Inc.

A proposed coal power plant in Palawan could spell the end for more than a decade of intense conservation efforts for the critically endangered and endemic Philippine Cockatoo, locally known as the Katala, that number only around 1,000 worldwide.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Coal plant OKd amid opposition


The plan to build a 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant adjacent to the protected island of Rasa off the town of Narra, home to a critically endangered bird species, got the nod on Friday from the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), overriding the opposition mounted by conservationists.

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