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Navy saves 100 turtles

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Naval authorities based in Palawan’s southernmost tip, Balabac, pounced on a Chinese-financed endangered marine turtle-poaching operation on Tuesday that involved local fishermen and officials.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Singaporeans, too, angered by dolphin’s death

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Not only animal welfare advocates but the public in Singapore are outraged over the death last week of a dolphin in transit to the city-state from the Philippines despite pending court motions.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Singapore gets dolphins after tussle with activists

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A first batch of dolphins has arrived at a new oceanarium in Singapore after activists failed to have the animals’ transfer from the Philippines blocked, officials said Tuesday.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Slaughtered endangered species seized

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Ruffy Biazon, Customs, Fake Chinese Beer

Some P10 million-worth of slaughtered and sun-dried marine products declared as endangered species by the government, including manta rays and stingrays, were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Animal welfare group pushes for dolphins’ release

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A Singapore casino resort’s acquisition of dolphins from the Solomon Islands for its marine park has contributed to the depletion of the species there, an animal welfare group said Friday.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine court allows export of dolphins to Singapore

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The Philippine government said Thursday it has approved the export of 25 show dolphins to Singapore after a ban on their transport to a giant casino chain was lifted.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

7 baby pythons from Indonesia seized in Manila

Ruffy Biazon, Customs, Fake Chinese Beer

Philippine customs officials say they have seized seven baby pythons that were being smuggled inside a shipment of toy cars from Indonesia.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

300 pets attend Kabang’s ‘despedida’

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Some of them sat dutifully in their proper places, content to watch what the other guests were doing. A few groaned impatiently. Others tried to wander off and see what was happening around.

Posted: October 8th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino captain in New Zealand sea disaster apologizes

Cargo ship ‘Rena’ is shown grounded after it ploughed into a reef last October 5, releasing an oil slick that killed thousands of sea birds and fouled beaches in the North Island's pristine Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Filipino captain of the ship that caused New Zealand’s worst maritime environmental disaster has issued a public apology for the catastrophe and for trying to cover up his role.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t probe covers all ivory collectors, not just priest

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ELEPHANT tusks from Tanzania were found inside two container in this photo taken in Manila on May 20, 2009. INQUIRER FILEPHOTO

Collectors and traders of newly acquired ivory pieces watch out.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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