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Government eyes rehab of ‘chipped’ Chocolate Hills

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CHOCOLATE HILLS  The observation deck used to view Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills lies in ruins after the earthquake. Inset is one of the hills.  PHOTOS FROM ROBERT MICHAEL POOLE’S TWITTER ACCOUNT

There’s hope for the disfigured Chocolate Hills.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PH eagle shot dead after attacking pet dog in Misamis Oriental—PAWB

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Wildlife authorities confirmed on Wednesday, that two bullets killed Minalwang, the Philippine eagle that was freed in the wilds last August after two years of rehabilitation.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rescued PH eagle released into wild found shot dead

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Barely two months after he was released back into the wild, Minalwang, a Philippine Eagle nursed back to health over the past two years by wildlife authorities, was found dead in the forest of Mt. Lumot in Misamis Oriental.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Another tarsier, boxed on a bus, dies in urban jungle

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CUTE, CUDDLY—AND COLD  A tarsier found in Quezon City, the second to be rescued in the metropolis since last month, lies dead when shown to the media Friday, a reminder that what thrives in the wild should stay in the wild. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

In another dose of bad news for wildlife conservationists, a tarsier was found in Metro Manila and died a few days later despite efforts to feed it and simulate its natural habitat at an animal rescue center, an environment official announced on Friday.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tarsier, ‘icon of PH tourism,’ sought out as pets–foundation

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Growing popularity and association with a top tourist destination in the country drive people to take them away from their natural habitat and make them their pets, the Philippine Tarsier Foundation Inc. (PTFI),said Friday after the death of a second tarsier rescued in Quezon City.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Another rescued tarsier dies

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Tarsier found at the Manila Golf Club stares at the camera from inside the cardboard box where it stayed until wildlife officials took it away. INQUIRER file photo

Another tarsier that was found in Quezon City and rescued by the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) has died.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Manila Zoo not remiss in care for elephant, says PAWB exec

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Mali. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

The recommendations of an elephant expert sent by Thailand to examine Mali, Manila Zoo’s resident elephant, will weigh heavily on the government’s decision whether to keep her or ship her to a sanctuary abroad, an environment official said.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Alien’ turtles threaten local species

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The environment department’s wildlife bureau is taking steps to curb the proliferation of an invasive Chinese soft-shell turtle, which has reportedly been wreaking havoc on native fish and aquatic animals in many parts of Luzon.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Air Force flies injured crocodile to capital for surgery at QC park

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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.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Only 4% of Philippine coral reefs are still pristine

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Conservationists in Mindanao fear that unless a stiffer law is passed that would heavily penalize smuggling of banned marines species, the activity will not be stopped. The same with gathering and selling of corals, a virtual cottage industry for many fishermen in the area.

Most of the country’s coral reefs are in need of rehabilitation with only four percent still in pristine condition, a senior environment official said Thursday.

Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Wildlife bureau against feeding tainted ‘bangus’ to zoo crocodiles

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An official of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau frowned on the decision of zoo officials to feed seized “bangus” (milkfish) suspected of coming from areas affected by a massive fishkill in Batangas and Pangasinan provinces to crocodiles at the Crocodile Park in Pasay City.

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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