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Town tells miners: Keep off Mt. Pulag PDF Print E-mail
BAGUIO CITY—Officials of Kabayan town at the foot of Mt. Pulag have warned pocket miners to keep off one of the country’s richest biodiversity areas as part of tightening conservation efforts. Kabayan Mayor Faustino Aquisan on Monday said a task force composed of policemen and local government employees would inspect the mine sites discovered last year in the villages of Balay and Gusaran, and evict pocket miners operating there. Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/566807/town-tells-miners-keep-off-mt-pulag#ixzz2qzQ5xMrD Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook. Read more: Town tells miners: Keep off Mt. Pulag.
 
Log ban, mining reforms top DENR plans PDF Print E-mail
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje said they will continue to implement programs like the total log ban, the NGP and the new mining policy, which greatly contribute to the protection and preservation of the nation’s floral and faunal species and their habitats. Read more: Log ban, mining reforms top DENR plans.
 
Taking endangered wildlife as pets against the law, says DENR chief
Source: Inquirer News

 

MANILA, Philippines — 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.  READ MORE »

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Illicit trade of wildlife happening in open sea far from law enforcers' eyes
Source: GMA  News

 

Since port areas have been under tighter security, illegal wildlife traders may have opted to do business in the open seas, according to wildlife officials. READ MORE »

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Threatened
Source: Inquirer News

 

The discovery was strange and amusing, but there was no happy ending. On June 21, caddies at the Manila Golf and Country Club in posh Forbes Park, Makati, found a most unusual animal clinging to the branches of a tamarind tree near their barracks: a tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), endemic to the Philippines and usually found only in the provinces of Leyte, Samar and Bohol.  READ MORE »

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