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Wanda Teo: Nickelodeon theme park in Coron 'pushing through'

Jun 01, 2017 - 3:47 PM

'They are not going to destroy the corals,' says Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, recalling the personal assurance given to her by representatives of Viacom International Media Networks and Coral World Park Undersea Resorts

Wanda Teo: Nickelodeon theme park in Coron 'pushing through'

First world survey finds 9,600 tree species risk extinction

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population, with 8,715 species, according to the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) group

First world survey finds 9,600 tree species risk extinction

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

Feb 23, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature last year changed its classification of the Bornean orangutan from 'endangered' to 'critically endangered'

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

Javan leopard sighting raises hopes for rare big cat

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Several sets of cameras scanning the area film 3 leopards with yellow fur and black spots, and one that was entirely black

Javan leopard sighting raises hopes for rare big cat

Chinese police probe endangered animal banquet

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Government officials are accused of feasting on pangolins, the most trafficked mammal on earth

Chinese police probe endangered animal banquet

Baby elephant rescued near Indonesian palm oil plantation

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:58 PM

The youngster weighs around 300 kilograms (660 pounds), just over half the typical weight of an animal of his age

Baby elephant rescued near Indonesian palm oil plantation

Environmentalists, netizens outraged by defaced sea turtle in Negros

Jan 05, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Environment officials will investigate the incident involving a rescued green sea turtle in Silay City, which is seen as a violation of the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act

Environmentalists, netizens outraged by defaced sea turtle in Negros

Cheetahs 'sprinting' towards extinction – wildlife study

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:45 PM

A new study estimates that just 7,100 cheetahs remain in the wild, occupying just 9% of the territory they once lived in

Cheetahs 'sprinting' towards extinction – wildlife study

Zubiri bill wants to ban trade in sharks, rays

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:56 AM

The proposed Sharks and Rays Conservation Act seeks to impose penalties of up to 12 years imprisonment or a fine of up to P1 million, or both, to violators of the ban, including those who 'inflict injury on sharks and rays'

Zubiri bill wants to ban trade in sharks, rays

Giraffes 'threatened with extinction'

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:26 PM

The population of the world's tallest land mammal drops to below 100,000 in 2015, mainly due to habitat loss and illegal hunting, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported

Giraffes 'threatened with extinction'

Most illegal ivory from recently killed elephants – study

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:33 PM

International trade in ivory from elephants killed after 1989 has long been banned

Most illegal ivory from recently killed elephants – study

5 facts about Antarctic sanctuaries

Oct 28, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Conservationists have been pushing for years to better protect pristine Antarctic waters – claimed by a host of countries – from exploitation

5 facts about Antarctic sanctuaries

Deal struck for world's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica

Oct 28, 2016 - 8:37 AM

(UPDATED) The deal will see a massive US and New Zealand-backed marine protected area established in the Ross Sea

Deal struck for world's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica

Global trade in African grey parrots banned

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Delegates at the CITES meeting in Johannesburg vote 95 to 35 to enforce the ban and protect the prized parrots

Global trade in African grey parrots banned

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Poaching takes a dramatic toll on the elephant population in Africa, with just around 415,000 elephants left

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

World governments urge end to domestic ivory markets

Sep 11, 2016 - 9:52 AM

World leaders of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) voted to call on countries to close ivory trade

World governments urge end to domestic ivory markets

Envi groups: Declare 'marine peace park' in South China Sea

Sep 07, 2016 - 1:37 PM

The motion filed with the International Union for Conservation of Nature recommends the suspension of the 'exploitation of natural resources' in the disputed sea

Envi groups: Declare 'marine peace park' in South China Sea

Native people's rights violated in name of 'conservation' – UN

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:54 AM

UN expert: Some conservation groups violating indigenous people's rights by by backing projects that oust them from their ancestral homes in the name of environmental preservation

Native people's rights violated in name of 'conservation' – UN

Life-altering science moves fast, sparking debate

Sep 06, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Scientific techniques that can wipe out invasive species or alter mosquitoes' ability to carry disease are pushing ahead, raising concerns about the ethics of permanently changing the natural world

Life-altering science moves fast, sparking debate

Warming oceans are 'sick,' global scientists warn

Sep 06, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Global warming is making the oceans sicker than ever before, spreading disease among animals and humans and threatening food security across the planet, a report says

Warming oceans are 'sick,' global scientists warn

Ocean advocate Alexandra Cousteau to youth: Earth's future lies with you

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Inspirational marine explorer and conservation advocate Alexandra Cousteau tells the youth that the future of conservation is in their hands

Ocean advocate Alexandra Cousteau to youth: Earth's future lies with you

Giant pandas no longer 'endangered' in China – officials

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:12 AM

The improvement for the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is announced as part of an update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List

Giant pandas no longer 'endangered' in China – officials

World nears 2020 goal of restoring degraded forests

Sep 04, 2016 - 10:32 AM

A total of 36 governments, organizations, and companies have now committed to the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020

World nears 2020 goal of restoring degraded forests

Jungle school helps rescued orangutans return to wild

Aug 31, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Otan and the other orangutan orphans must build nests, find food, and avoid predators – especially man – to prove they're ready to 'graduate' and return to the wild

Jungle school helps rescued orangutans return to wild

Madeline a Category 4 hurricane as it heads toward Hawaii – forecasters

Aug 30, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Madeline threatens to disrupt a planned visit by President Barack Obama and other dignitaries to Hawaii for the World Conservation Congress

Madeline a Category 4 hurricane as it heads toward Hawaii – forecasters

Dapitan City racing against time to save heritage structures

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Historic Dapitan City, where Dr Jose Rizal spent his final years, needs help from the national government and the private sector to help preserve its Heritage Zone

Dapitan City racing against time to save heritage structures

'It's a boy!': Chinese panda gives birth in Belgium

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'Less than 2,000 pandas can be found in the wild, making every birth a true miracle,' says the Pairi Daiza zoo

'It's a boy!': Chinese panda gives birth in Belgium

Japan hatches penguin chicks using artificial insemination

May 25, 2016 - 11:30 PM

After 4 years of experiments, scientists are successfully able to use artificial insemination for the rare Humboldt penguin

Japan hatches penguin chicks using artificial insemination

#PowerToProtectPH: Campaign to protect marine wildlife launched

May 21, 2016 - 4:52 PM

The campaign called, 'Their Future Our Future', is set to release 5 one-minute films, each focusing on one iconic marine species alongside an interaction guideline delivered by the local communities

#PowerToProtectPH: Campaign to protect marine wildlife launched

How fossil fuels destroy biodiversity

Apr 13, 2016 - 11:01 AM

If the Philippines continues to depend on fossil fuels, it will undoubtedly worsen the conditions of wildlife in the country and, subsequently, our well-being as a society

How fossil fuels destroy biodiversity

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites – WWF

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:30 AM

The vulnerable sites include Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Peru's Machu Picchu, and the US' Grand Canyon Natural Park

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites – WWF

Cambodian tigers declared 'functionally extinct'

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:30 PM

This means there are no longer any breeding populations of tigers left in Cambodia

Cambodian tigers declared 'functionally extinct'

Orangutans burnt to death in Indonesia

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:40 PM

The charred bodies of the endangered Bornean orangutans, believed to be a mother and her two daughters, were discovered among fire-blackened remains of trees, their limbs outstretched and grimaces of pain on their faces

Orangutans burnt to death in Indonesia

Comelec on Pacquiao, NPC endorsement, Zika virus | 6PM wRap

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Comelec on Pacquiao, NPC endorsement, Zika virus | 6PM wRap

Massive California gas leak permanently capped

Feb 19, 2016 - 11:57 AM

'We have confirmed that the leak of gas has been capped. We have the gas emissions under control,' says an official of the California Department of Conservation

Massive California gas leak permanently capped

DPWH scraps plans to move Anda Monument

Feb 05, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Following an outcry from heritage conservationists, the DPWH will no longer push through with its proposal to convert Anda Circle into an intersection

DPWH scraps plans to move Anda Monument

VIRAL: Rare fish spotted on Albay beach

Jan 14, 2016 - 2:51 PM

Also known as 'king of herrings', the oarfish is considered to be the longest bony fish ever to be recorded in the year 2015

VIRAL: Rare fish spotted on Albay beach

Putting museums at the core of sustainable dev't

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Iloilo hosts the International Council of Museum-Asia Pacific Conference 2015, which focuses on how museums can adapt to the changes in today’s social environment

Putting museums at the core of sustainable dev't

Over half of world's primates on brink of extinction – experts

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Species long-known to be at risk have been joined on the most endangered list for the first time by the Philippine tarsier and the Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur from Madagascar

Over half of world's primates on brink of extinction – experts

Huge 50-year-old elephant killed by German tourist in Zimbabwe

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:51 PM

Emmanuel Fundira of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe says the elephant was "so huge its tusks were almost hitting the ground while it was standing

Huge 50-year-old elephant killed by German tourist in Zimbabwe

The wRap Indonesia: 4th economic stimulus, Sumatran elephants found dead

Oct 16, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include a damning report on the treatment of Indonesia's death row inmates and new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's statements ahead of his team's first game under his leadership

The wRap Indonesia: 4th economic stimulus, Sumatran elephants found dead

Two rare elephants found dead in Indonesia

Oct 15, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Villagers found the carcasses of the female elephants, aged two and 15, bleeding from their mouths and rectums

Two rare elephants found dead in Indonesia

Chile creates Easter Island marine reserve at ocean summit

Oct 05, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The area is a source of food in the vast expanse of the ocean and a spawning ground for tuna, shark, marlin and swordfish and a food source for the Rapa Nui people of the island

Baguio landmark now has love locks a la Paris

Sep 27, 2015 - 10:28 AM

The century-old Dominican Hill and Retreat House in Baguio City has a fence where lovers can put that symbolic pledge of lifetime love to their partners

Baguio landmark now has love locks a la Paris

Gameplan: Discover Danjugan Island

Sep 26, 2015 - 9:00 AM

A trek around the island will bring you to mangrove plantations and a cave where thousands of bats dwell

Gameplan: Discover Danjugan Island

Global marine populations slashed by half since 1970: WWF

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:39 AM

In a new report, the WWF conservation group cautions that over-fishing, pollution and climate change significantly shrunk the size of commercial fish stocks between 1970 and 2010

Global marine populations slashed by half since 1970: WWF

#PugadBaboy: Porn punchline 2

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Porn punchline 2

Another US hunter suspected of illegal Zimbabwe lion kill

Aug 02, 2015 - 11:37 PM

Zimbabwe appeals for donations for its operations to monitor activities in the hunting industry

Another US hunter suspected of illegal Zimbabwe lion kill

Zimbabwe parks confirm Jericho the lion alive amid Cecil furore

Aug 02, 2015 - 7:48 AM

(UPDATED) Zimbabwe wildlife authorities dismiss rumors that a second lion, known as Jericho, has been slain

Zimbabwe parks confirm Jericho the lion alive amid Cecil furore

Senate passes bill to protect 97 ecologically-important areas

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:45 PM

If the bill becomes a law, it will automatically exclude the protected areas from activities like mining, logging, poaching, and limits fishing

Senate passes bill to protect 97 ecologically-important areas