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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 »

Tarsier, ‘icon of PH tourism’, sought out as pets—foundation

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The fame of the Philippine tarsier is driving people to want to take them from their natural habitat and make them their pets, the Philippine Tarsier Foundation Inc. (PTFI), said Friday after a second rescued tarsier in Quezon City died.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

P420M worth of elephant tusks to be crushed, burned by DENR on June 21

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to crush and burn some P420 million (US$10 million) worth of seized elephant tusks to show the country’s support for the global campaign to end the illegal trade of wildlife species.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PAWB checking if pangolin carcasses seized from Chinese poachers are PH species

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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

Wildlife officials are trying to determine if the hundreds of pangolin carcasses seized from the Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground on Tubbataha Reefs on April 8 are local species.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More countries sign pact to protect dugong

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Four more nations have signed an international pact to protect the dugong, a mysterious marine mammal that used to be a constant presence on coastlines around the world, including the Philippines, but whose numbers are now in decline.

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

Philippines expands probe into ‘blood’ ivory

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Philippine authorities said Friday they had launched a nationwide investigation into Catholic devotees collecting religious figures made of “blood” ivory smuggled from Africa.

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

Customs seizes smuggled rhino horns

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Customs authorities in the Philippines seized a shipment of six rhinoceros horns Friday, authorities said, adding to growing concerns over the country’s ports being used for illegal wildlife trafficking.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines black-lists Chinese wildlife smuggler

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An alleged wildlife trafficker from China who was caught twice bringing in rare Philippine turtles and lizards to Hong Kong has been banned from reentering the country, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Posted: August 18th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Indonesian, 4 Filipinos charged with smuggling

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has charged an Indonesian national and his four Filipino cohorts with violation of wildlife protection laws before the General Santos City prosecutor’s office for allegedly smuggling into the country 17 marsupials of a specie categorized as “vulnerable.”

Posted: August 10th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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