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‘Pogi points’ for task force as DENR chief cites its award-winning efforts

Manila Bulletin 22 Feb 2021
22 the inter-agency task force dubbed Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife or POGI for winning the prestigious Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards ... Its highlight axcomplishment came in August 2019 when the task force arrested Sharon Jonjon Lim, a notorious online wildlife trader who had eluded arrest for five years.

Nearly 100 baby ‘pawikans’ released in Sarangani Bay

Manila Bulletin 12 Feb 2021
10 in Glan, Sarangani Bay ... The DENR underscored that all wildlife species in the Philippines are protected under the Republic Act No. 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. .
photo: WN / Rubielyn Bunag
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Small steps to sustainability: How to reduce food waste and plastic usage

Manila Bulletin 10 Feb 2021
Among the environmental concerns that are being discussed today is food waste ... Last January 29, World Wildlife Fund Philippines (WWF-PH), a non-profit government organization, held a webinar hosted by WWF-PH Ambassador and former Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach wherein the speakers shared tips on how to reduce our carbon footprint ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ... .

PH and US agree to protect the environment

Manila Bulletin 07 Feb 2021
... the Philippine environment ... In partnership with national, provincial, and local governments, USAID will “implement projects to increase access to clean energy and water; improve natural resource management; and protect the Philippines’ landscapes, wildlife, and fisheries.

US-PH ink P7.25 B environment assistance pact

Manila Bulletin 03 Feb 2021
The United States and the Philippines on Wednesday announced the signing of a P7.25 billion ($150 ... The USAID will implement projects to increase access to clean energy and water; improve natural resource management; and protect the Philippines’ landscapes, wildlife, and fisheries.

USAID gives PH P7.25-billion environment grant

Manila Standard Today 03 Feb 2021
Under the agreement, the USAID will implement projects to increase access to clean energy and water, improve natural resource management and protect the Philippines’ landscapes, wildlife and fisheries ... Over the past 20 years, USAID has provided over P216 billion ($4.5 billion) to advance the Philippines’ development goals.

Conserving tarantulas, scorpions helps prevent diseases -ACB chief

Beijing News 28 Jan 2021
In the Philippines, under the Philippines' Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Protection and Conservation Act, those engaged in illegal importation, collection, and trade of endangered wildlife are meted six years of imprisonment and a fine of P200,000.00 (USD 4,100).

80,000 migratory birds seen in Pampanga

Manila Bulletin 26 Jan 2021
The Philippines is part of the East Asian-Australasian Migratory Flyway, hosting a number of migratory birds in protected areas, such as the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecosystem Area, Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro, and Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Cebu.

Conservation of Philippine Eagles takes a hit amid pandemic

Sun Star 24 Jan 2021
Its effects go beyond even to wildlife, including the already endangered Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) ... Some of the hazards in the wild faced by the critically endangered Philippine Eagle are poaching and deforestation -- all activities done by humans ... “The pandemic is indirectly threatening our wildlife,” he said.

U.S. helps bolster PH capacity to combat wildlife crime

Journal Online 22 Jan 2021
Ortiz, and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Programme for Combatting Wildlife and Forest Crime Regional Coordinator Giovanni Broussard for the virtual turnover of 400 Rapid Reference Guides (RRG) and 30 electronic tablets to authorities for use in the investigation and prosecution of wildlife crime in the Philippines.

PH eagle Pag-asa dies

Manila Bulletin 08 Jan 2021
In June 2019, the country sent Philippine Eagles “Geothermica” and “Sambisig” to Jurong Bird Park in Singapore for a 10-year loan program agreement signed by the Philippine government with Wildlife Reserves Singapore to protect the critically endangered raptors from extinction due to calamities and diseases.

‘Don’t harm the crocodiles,’ Isabela-based foundation asks public

Manila Bulletin 08 Jan 2021
This was very much unlike those living in downstream areas who think Philippine crocodiles are dangerous ... Philippine crocodiles are small, and will not attack people unless provoked,” Balbas noted ... She reminded the public that killing crocodiles was illegal because the reptile is protected under the Wildlife Act.

Express lane for COVID-19 vaccines pressed

Journal Online 27 Dec 2020
MYX Philippines presents a digital concert featuring a heartwarming virtual performance by iconic OPM singer-songwriter Ebe Dancel on September 18. THE Philippines is devoting a whole new research center to the study of emerging viruses, including those found in wildlife.