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93 more exotic animals seized

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Wildlife authorities have seized 93 exotic animals from Indonesia, Australia and Papua New Guinea, including wild birds, reptiles and mammals, which were smuggled into Mindanao in the second such haul in just two weeks.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New haul of exotic animals seized in Philippines

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Wildlife authorities said Tuesday they had seized nearly 100 exotic animals that had been smuggled into the southern Philippines in the second such haul in just two weeks.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Large cache of smuggled exotic animals seized in Surigao

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Wildlife officers said Wednesday they had seized almost 100 exotic animals and birds, including cockatoos, echidnas and wallabies, that had been smuggled into the Philippines for sale to wealthy collectors.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Malaysian fishers nabbed in Palawan

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Two Malaysian fishermen were arrested in Palawan after they were allegedly found in possession of roughly 10,000 sea turtle eggs, among others, a Philippine National Police official said Monday.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lack of leadership, poor planning led to Tubbataha grounding

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

A “lack of leadership” and poor voyage planning led to the grounding of decommissioned USS Guardian on Tubbataha Reef, a Unesco world heritage site, in the Sulu Sea last January, the US Pacific Fleet chief said.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Illegal Chinese fishing ship out of Tubbataha

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This undated handout photo received on April 10, 2013, and released by the Philippine coast Guard (PCG) shows coast guard personnel inspecting the Chinese fishing vessel which ran aground off Tubbataha reef in Palawan island, western Philippines. The 12 Chinese nationals arrested for the alleged poaching in April will not be deported until after their case has been terminated or they have served their sentence, the Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground in Tubbataha reef earlier this month was “successfully towed and removed” from its grounding site, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines asking $1.4 M from US for Tubbataha Reef damage

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In this photo taken on March 30, 2013, and released by the Philippine Coast Guard on Monday, April 1, 2013, the stern of the USS Guardian, a U.S. Navy minesweeper, is transferred to another ship after being lifted out of the water at the Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage site, in the Tubbataha National Marine Park, southwest of the Philippines. Tubbataha park superintendent Angelique Songco said the fine for damaging the protected coral reef would be about 24,000 pesos ($600) per square meter, so the U.S. could be facing a fine of more than $2 million. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines will ask the United States to pay P58 million ($1.4 million) in compensation for damage caused by a US warship to the Tubbataha Reef, the manager of the protected reef said Saturday.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Millions begin switching off for ‘Earth Hour’

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SYDNEY—Sydney’s skyline plunged into darkness on Saturday as the city cut its lights for the “Earth Hour” campaign against climate change, kicking off an event which will travel around the globe.   Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across some 150 countries to turn off their lights for 60 minutes on Saturday night — [...]

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dismantling of US minesweeper halfway through

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The dismantling of the USS Guardian stuck on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea is about 50 percent complete, the Philippine Coast Guard said Wednesday.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Online plan to boost Philippine eagle numbers

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The mating rituals of two captive Philippine eagles are being broadcast live over the Internet to rally global support for saving of the world’s rarest and biggest raptors, conservationists said Thursday.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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