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$10M worth of smuggled elephant tusks destroyed

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CRUSHED  At least 5 tons of smuggled elephant tusks worth an estimated $10 million are destroyed by a road roller in support of a global effort to stop the illegal ivory trade. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Environment officials on Friday led the crushing of some five tons of smuggled elephant tusks worth an estimated $10 million in a symbolic move to show the seriousness of the Philippine campaign to stop the “blood ivory” trade.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines first in Asia to destroy ivory tusks

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The Philippines began destroying five tons of elephant tusks on Friday in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as one of the world’s worst hotspots for illegal African ivory trading.

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

EU bestows P189-M grant to PH for clean energy projects

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The European Union is giving the Philippines some P189 million (3.5 million euro) in grants to fund projects aimed at promoting cleaner and more energy-efficient production and consumption in the country, an environment official said.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

WB extends $57-M aid to DENR by another year

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The World Bank has extended for another year its funding of a 5-year program worth $57 million that supports projects of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from wildlife management to the improvement of air quality and the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

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

Turtles saved from Chinese poachers

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Philippine authorities rescued 14 protected sea turtles caught in a net laid down by Chinese poachers, a navy commander said Saturday.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Philippines eyes methane gas deposits off Isabela, Aurora

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MANILA, Philippines—Solidified methane lying off the coast of Isabela and Aurora could turn the Philippines into a natural gas exporter, Environment Secretary Jesus Paje declared after a Senate hearing on Monday. All the government awaits is a formal declaration from the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (Unclos) that Benham Rise, a [...]

Posted: August 15th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Seven new mice species found in Philippines

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Seven new species of mice have been found by local and US scientists in the mountains of the Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has said.

Posted: June 16th, 2011 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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