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  • Bats in Subic endangered by humans

    Source: Inquirer News   Once a trademark of the Subic tourism experience, fruit bats (also called flying foxes) in the forests of the Subic Bay Freeport have started to dwindle due to human activity. “The last time we surveyed the number of bats her...
  • Cotabato’s mud crabs get limelight in feast

    Source: Inquirer News   COTABATO CITY — For a city that harvests up to 85,000 kg of mud crabs a year, a festival in honor of the crustaceans is in order. From Dec. 15-18, this city will hold its first Crab Festival to put the spotlight on mud crabs ...
  • Tourism threatens tiny Philippine primate

    Source: Inquirer Global Nation   BOHOL, Philippines — The tiny creature turns its head slowly through 180 degrees and stares, boggle-eyed as another group of noisy tourists takes its picture from just inches away. This is the Philippine tarsier, one ...
  • 11th Pawikan Festival in Morong, Bataan

    Source: PAWB   This eleventh (11th) celebration for the Pawikan Festival was attended by the Provincial Government Heads of Bataan graced by Governor Garcia. The DOT of Bataan, headed by no other than the first lady of Bataan has fully supported the fe...
  • 6 Chinese turtle poachers nabbed

    Source: Inquirer Global Nation   PUERTO PRINCESA — Authorities found 20 dead sea turtles in a large net that was left submerged in the waters of Balabac on the southern tip of Palawan by a group of Chinese poachers caught by a Philippine naval patro...
  • DENR picks Palawan’s Snake Island as site for coastal and marine research center

    Source: DENR   A prime research center for the country’s coastal and marine resources will soon rise in idyllic Snake Island in Palawan. Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Ramon J. P. issued DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2011-12 est...
  • Raid in General Santos yields 2,000 geckos

    Source: Inquirer News   GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Government agents on Tuesday seized 2,000 geckos from a trading company here and are now preparing charges against the company owners and others believed involved in collecting and trading the protected s...
  • SEARCA, WorldFish organize customized benchmarking visit on biodiversity conservation for the stakeholders of the Ridge to Reef Biodiversity Project

    Source: SEARCA   SEARCA, in collaboration with the WorldFish Center, organized the “Customized Benchmarking Visit on Biodiversity Conservation for the Project Steering Committee Members” held from 21 to 24 November 2011 in selected biodiversity co...
  • Mussel farming made easy with bamboo tray module

    Source: DOST-PCAARRD   Among the many forms of aquaculture here in the Philippines, mussel farming is one of those which is a very promising industry. Specifically in some areas in Samar, mussel farming is now in commercial scale, providing livelihood...
  • Red tide hits Bataan, Zambales

    Source: Manila Bulletin   SAMAL, Bataan, Philippines — Officials of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned Thursday that the red tide alert is up in the coast of Bataan and a part of Zambales and called for a halt to the gatherin...
  • Occurrence of Philippine Eagle at Calanasan, Apayao Confirmed

    Source: Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau   The long search for wild population of the elusive Philippine eagle in the Cordillera Mountain Ranges finally paid off with the sighting of three individuals of this majestic bird species two weeks ago.  A...
  • Old mobile phones help Philippine tarsiers

    Source: Inquirer Business   Caring for the environment and supporting advocacies such as saving endangered animals need not cost money. One initiative that rewards cell phone recycling and supports conservation efforts at the same time is “i-rEcover....
  • WWF helps teach kids link climate change with biodiversity

    Source: WWF   Philippines – WWF recently partnered with Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO) in the Philippines to teach public elementary students about both climate change impacts on biodiversity and how they can minimize their ecological footprints.  READ ...
  • “Lolong” holds world record as largest croc in the world

    November 08, 2011 marks another history in wildlife conservation as representative from the National Geographic Channel declared “Lolong” as the largest crocodile caught alive in the wild and maintained in captivity.  READ MORE »....
  • BFAR to use armed vessels to enforce sardine fish ban

    Source: Inquirer News   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Fishing regulators will use three armed vessels to enforce a 15-month ban on sardine fishing in 15 areas in Western Mindanao, a top fisheries official said. Asis Perez, national director of the Bu...
  • Leonard Co’s book of nature’s medicines relaunched

    Source: Inquirer News   BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Slain botanist Leonard Co spent years building up a directory of indigenous herbs and medicinal plants, which he distributed at little cost to Cordillera communities to help augment health care in re...
  • Protocol on macro-vegetative propagation of yakal and kalantas developed

    Source: PCAARRD S&T Highlights   Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (DENR-ERDB) researchers Loida Z. Nasayao and Nestio P. Agron have developed a protocol on the macro-vegetative propagation of y...
  • Verdict’s in: Lolong is world’s longest, biggest

    Source: Inquirer Global Nation   KORONADAL CITY — Move over, Cassius. The Philippines’ saltwater crocodile, Lolong, is the world’s biggest reptile in captivity. Lolong is bigger than Cassius, an Australian saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus...
  • PH Hawksbill Turtle population declining

    Source: Manila Bulletin   MANILA, Philippines — International experts Monday identified the Philippines' Hawksbill Turtle population as one of the 11 most threatened sea turtle populations in the world, mainly due to the illegal harvest of turtles fo...
  • P2.4M worth of forest products seized in Compostela Valley

    Source: DENR   Some P2.4 million worth of hardwood lauan logs and minor wood products were seized recently from a sawmill earlier closed by the DENR in Monkayo, Compostela Valley.  Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said the Royal Wood Enterprises was found ...