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Sino poachers target giant clams in Palawan waters

Manila Standard Today 14 Apr 2021
Chinese poachers are illegally harvesting giant clams in the waters of Pag-asa Islands, recent patrols by the Philippine Coast Guard discovered ... “This act is a blatant violation of Philippine fisheries and wildlife laws, and the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),” NTF-WPS said.
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Villar lauds WHO call to ban live animal sale in markets

Manila Standard Today 14 Apr 2021
The bill seeks to strengthen the wildlife conservation and protection mechanism in the Philippines as the incidence of wildlife crimes had evolved and grown, violators had become more equipped, organized and syndicated or with international connections.
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240 Chinese ships swarming in West PH Sea prejudicial to region’s peace, security — task force

Manila Bulletin 14 Apr 2021
(Photos from National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea) ... The poachers left when the Philippine Coast Guard approached them. “This act is a blatant violation of Philippine fisheries and wildlife laws, and the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),” it said.
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That’s what friends are for?: Chinese vessels swarming West Philippine Sea swell to 261

Manila Bulletin 14 Apr 2021
(Photos from the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea) ... “This act is a blatant violation of Philippine fisheries and wildlife laws, and the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),” the NTF-WPS emphasized.
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12 vs 240 in West Philippine Sea

The Manila Times 14 Apr 2021
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sent three additional ships to the West ... The NTF-WPS described this as a “blatant violation” of Philippine fisheries and wildlife laws, and the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
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240 Chinese vessels spotted lingering in West Philippine Sea

Sun Star 13 Apr 2021
The latest round of sovereignty patrols conducted by the Philippines on April 11 showed an estimated 240 Chinese vessels lingering in the WPS ... “This act is a blatant violation of Philippine fisheries and wildlife laws, and the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),” the task force added.
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Mt. Busa: An area that needs to be protected

Manila Bulletin 08 Apr 2021
“The designation as PA [protected area] would mean more conservation, scientific, and public attention to the BMR, which hosts one of the last remaining intact primary forest areas in southern Mindanao and home to the critically endangered Philippine eagle and other endemic and threatened wildlife,” Saavedra says.
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Tackling Fish-Bombing at Malaysia's Vulnerable Coral Reefs

The Maritime Executive 31 Mar 2021
The state is located very close to the Philippines, and in normal times people move regularly between the two countries ... The three islands in the privately run protected area have no permanent inhabitants; but illegal fishers come from the mainland and the Philippines ... places like Batangas Philippines in the 1980s.
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What useless animals? DENR highlights economic value of PH marine turtles, blue-naped parrots

Manila Bulletin 30 Mar 2021
Here’s a darn good reason for Filipinos to protect or conserve local wildlife ... The entire Philippine parrot population was estimated at 8,500 individuals, according to wildlife conservation group Katala Foundation ... “This just shows that when protecting the wildlife, we get more value in the long run,” Cimatu said.
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Wider Image: By catching bats, these ‘virus hunters’ hope to stop the next pandemic

New York Post 23 Mar 2021
LOS BANOS, Philippines ... A taxidermy of a flying fox is pictured from the Rabor Wildlife Collection at The Institute of Biological Sciences, in the University of the Philippines Los Banos in Los Banos (UPLB), Laguna province, Philippines, March 3, 2021.Reuters DEVASTATING IMPACT.
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Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach to open Arab Fashion Week by modelling for Amato

The National 23 Mar 2021
When not modelling for Amato, the beauty queen-turned-model, who became only the third Filipina to wear the crown when she won the title in 2015, is now the Goodwill Ambassador for conservation organisation World Wildlife Fund in the Philippines and the UN Aids programme.
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Lightning over lavender, sheep on the march and the village that inspired Frozen: Incredible entries ...

The Daily Mail 18 Mar 2021
It is shortlisted in the natural world and wildlife category ... Cristo Pihlamae from Estonia snares gold in the natural world and wildlife category thanks to this joyful picture of a hare sticking its tongue out ... Hersley-Ven Casero, from the Philippines, entered this brilliant shot, with the judges wowed enough to shortlist it in the motion category.
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Protection of biodiversity urged

Manila Standard Today 15 Mar 2021
Stressing that the Philippines is biodiversity-rich but also among the world’s biodiversity ... Furthermore, she says, the need to protect the Philippines’ wildlife resources finds critical relevance now as we continue to battle the ill-effects of the COVID-19 virus.
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MPL PH Season 7 ready to bring legendary matches starting March 19

Manila Standard Today 15 Mar 2021
Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippines and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines make history as they partner for the first time in an effort to raise awareness on wildlife conservation through advocacy-driven Season 7 tournaments of MPL-PH which run from January to June 2021.
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