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More migratory birds seen in Mindanao wetlands

Increasing flocks of migratory birds have been sighted in at least three wetland areas in southern Mindanao, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has announced.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In Candaba swamp, birds are friends


No hunting. No shooting. These are the rules that protect birds, whether domestic or migratory, in Candaba, Pampanga, says Lucas Sebastian.

Posted: February 21st, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Guimaras now a refuge for migratory birds


The island-province of Guimaras is developing as a refuge for migratory birds, according to a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) report.

Posted: February 19th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Migratory birds find ‘wetter’ shelter in Candaba


A better environment greeted migratory and local birds as they flocked to a wetter Candaba Swamp this year.

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Power lines a major risk for migratory birds, says study

When flamingos, storks, pelicans and other migratory birds undertake their long seasonal flights, they risk their lives winging their way through the endless power grids that cover the world.

Posted: November 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

After migratory birds, can avian flu be far behind?

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With the cold comes the birds, and possibly, the bird flu virus. Nineteen wetlands in Luzon have been placed under close watch as migratory birds from the northern hemisphere, which could be carrying the bird flu virus, start their journey south to escape the bitter winter cold. The 19 wetlands in the region have been [...]

Posted: October 7th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DoH reactivates task force vs bird flu in N. Mindanao


The resurgence of bird flu cases in neighboring Asian countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia has prompted the Department of Health in Northern Mindanao to reactivate its campaign against the entry of the disease and monitor areas in the region that are regular stopovers of migratory birds.

Posted: September 6th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Channel, bridge to save bird sanctuary

BIRD PARADISE.  Environmentalists fear that a P14-billion reclamation project will destroy the Las Piñas-Parañaque Coastal Lagoon, a critical 175-hectare habitat for migratory birds in Metro Manila. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

To conservationists, a P14-billion reclamation project and a 175-hectare rare bird sanctuary in Metro Manila may coexist if proponents of the plan agree on a compromise: a channel and a bridge.

Posted: June 8th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

P14-B land project may lead to more Metro floods


NOT ONLY is it a stopover for migratory birds, but the Las Piñas-Parañaque Coastal Lagoon planned for reclamation also provides livelihood to families in the area and gives protection from flooding. The 175-hectare lagoon that serves as home to endangered Philippine ducks and a stopover for Chinese egrets was declared a sanctuary four years ago [...]

Posted: May 30th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
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  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
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  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
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