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12 Chinese convicted of illegal fishing, poaching to be turned over to Palawan court

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will turn over to the Palawan regional trial court the custody of the 12 Chinese nationals whom the court had sentenced to suffer prison terms ranging from five to 12 years after it found them guilty of illegal fishing and entry.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

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 »

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