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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 »

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 »

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 »

Taking endangered wildlife as pets against the law, says DENR chief

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Let’s not pet them. Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje urged the public on Sunday to refrain from keeping wildlife species as pets and taking them away from their natural habitats because they are highly vulnerable to stress.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

PH being used as processing center of ivory tusks from Asian countries

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Ivory tusks that go to the country are being processed here and exported as finished products to other Asian countries, a wildlife protection officer said Thursday.

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

31 rare turtles smuggled out of PH returned by Hong Kong

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VANISHING BREED. Government officials hold three of 31 rare turtles, which Hong Kong returned during a news conference at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Friday. They were captured in Palawan last February and will be returned to their natural habitat. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

They could have ended up as delicacies in some restaurant in Hong Kong, or as someone else’s pets. But they also represented longevity and good luck. And that held true for most of the 36 rare turtles which were captured and smuggled out of the Philippines two months ago.

Posted: April 28th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World’s biggest croc in danger, says mayor

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Bunawan, Agusan del Sur—“Lolong,” cordoned and padlocked in a pen, faces danger from intruders who may want to harm the 6.4-meter-long saltwater crocodile, according to Mayor Edwin Elorde. “There could be saboteurs out there who may want to cut short the star power of our catch,” Elorde said. “Maybe some sectors want Lolong dead,” he [...]

Posted: September 15th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Girlie soars for wildlife cause

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POSTER BIRD The only Philippine Eagle in Metro Manila, Girlie is blind in one eye, and can’t be returned to her habitat. She’s the star attraction at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. Visit her during Philippine Eagle Week from June 4 to June 10. Girlie’s species is one of the rarest and most endangered. JOAN BONDOC

Blinded in one eye from a slingshot injury, Girlie is unable to return to her original home. But she retains her majestic and proud bearing, and has been drafted into service for a higher cause—the protection and survival of her species, no less. Apparently, not many people know that there is a Philippine Eagle in [...]

Posted: June 5th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | 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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