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DENR tells LGU to turn over crocodile to care facility

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The Malaysian false gavial female crocodile which was killed during reproduction at a zoo in Amsterdam. AFP

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office in Kidapawan City has called on the local government here to turn over the freshwater crocodile that was accidentally trapped by a group of fishermen near the Liguasan Marsh on Saturday afternoon.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fishers who caught 8-foot crocodile want P40,000 cash for the beast

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The Malaysian false gavial female crocodile which was killed during reproduction at a zoo in Amsterdam. AFP

A group of fishermen caught a crocodile in the village of Dunguan here on Saturday but demanded P40,000 in cash in exchange for turning over the beast to authorities, local officials said.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

22 dwarf sperm whales killed in Siargao’s dynamite fishing

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Illegal fishing methods in the island of Siargao continue to take a toll not only on corals but also on ocean wildlife, with the killing of at least 22 dwarf sperm whales over the weekend.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

UN targets wildlife traders in Africa sanctions

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The United Nations Security Council has targeted illegal wildlife traffickers for sanctions in a pair of resolutions against African armed groups, a step conservationists called unprecedented and a major shift on a problem that has morphed from an environmental issue into a security threat.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French family finally wins right to keep adopted fox

Raising a wild animal without special authorization is illegal in France. DPA/AFP

A French family has finally got permission to keep a young fox they had rescued after its mother was crushed by a car, following a marathon legal battle.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Biodiversity bureau fights to save rescued sea cow in next 6 weeks

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RESCUED BABY DUGONG ON ITS BACK.  “Binu,” a sea cow found stranded at low tide in Binulasan village in Infanta, Quezon province, last week, is now with the Biodiversity Management Bureau, which intends to nurse it back to health with infant formula. The dugong (inset full body), a mammal, will be temporarily kept at Manila Ocean Park.   CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

The baby dugong rescued in Infanta town in Quezon won’t be released back to the wild anytime soon as wildlife authorities have judged its chances of survival to be slim without its mother.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dugong rescued in Quezon town

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Wildlife authorities rescue a neonate male dugong that got stranded in the coastal barangay of Binulasan in Infanta, Quezon .  DENR PIO Photo

A dugong stranded in shallow waters off Infanta in Quezon has been rescued by wildlife authorities and will be released when the seas have calmed, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Saturday.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Wildlife bureau to probe dugong’s death on seaweed farm

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Dugong. AFP FILE PHOTO

Wildlife officials are to investigate the death of a dugong found trapped on a seaweed farm in Busuanga, Palawan early this month.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Whale sharks come back to Donsol, draw back tourists — WWF Philippines

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Whale sharks are making a comeback in the tourist town of Donsol but it seems their schedule may have changed. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines on Thursday reported an unusual rise in “interactions” with the giant fish in Donsol in the last quarter of 2013, resulting in an increase in the number of tourists.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Group believes Yolanda failed to dent PH eagle population

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The national bird of the Philippines, the Philippine Eagle or "Haring Ibon," was sheltered from the wrath of Yolanda by endemic rainforests in Samar. Photo by Klaus Nigge, courtesy of Haribon Foundation

Almost a month since Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) rampaged across the provinces in the Visayas, little has been heard about the status of the country’s national bird, the Philippine Eagle or “Haring Ibon,” which has habitats in Samar and Leyte.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Farmer saves wounded Philippine Eagle in North Cotabato

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Philippine Eagle. FILE PHOTO

Personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in North Cotabato took over the care on Thursday of a wounded Philippine Eagle, which was turned over by a farmer who had found it last week.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Extinct ‘Godzilla’ platypus found in Australia

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A giant extinct species of the platypus with powerful teeth has been discovered in Australia, with a scientist on Tuesday describing the duck-billed water animal as a Godzilla-like monster.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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

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The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)    www.philippineeagle.org

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 »

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