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PH to build elephant monument from destroyed ivory

Mar 13, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The ash will be mixed with concrete to build a giant sculpture of a mother elephant protecting her calf an environment department official says

CRUSHING CRIME. A road roller destroys elephant tusks that have been seized from illegal shipments since 2009 and are kept in storage at the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PAWB-DENR) in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of EPA

A year later, US yet to pay P58-M Tubbataha fine

Jan 03, 2014 - 3:17 PM

The US embassy in Manila has reportedly not commented either on a related case despite a letter from the Supreme Court

GROUNDED SHIP. On January 17, 2013, the USS Guardian ran aground and damaged the Tubbataha Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site. File photo courtesy of AFP Wescom

Critically-endangered dugong found dead in Palawan

Dec 20, 2013 - 8:37 PM

It s the second time this year a sea mammal is found dead in Palawan its final stronghold in the country

THREATENED. An adult male dugong is found dead in Busuanga, Palawan, reportedly after getting entangled in ropes in a seaweed farm. Photo courtesy of DENR-PAWB

NBI probes Chavit Singson, daughter for wild duck hunting

Nov 25, 2013 - 2:23 PM

The wild ducks killed by the Singsons for sport appear to be Philippine wild ducks

FOR SPORT. An Instagram post shows Chavit Singson and daughter on a wild duck hunting trip. Screengrab from Change.org

PH eagle's death probed

Oct 19, 2013 - 12:58 PM

UPDATED The death of a Philippine Eagle released back into the wild after rehabilitation is being investigated by authorities

New law empowers local communities for ecotourism

Oct 04, 2013 - 2:11 PM

A new law makes income from protected areas more accessible to local communities managing them

POWER TO THE LOCALS. The Ifugao tribe is part of the local community designated as stewards of protected areas in the Cordilleras like Mount Pulag

Mt Makiling named ASEAN Heritage Park

Oct 04, 2013 - 12:11 PM

The legendary mountain is the 33rd ASEAN Heritage Park and the 5th in the Philippines

MOUNTAIN OF LEGEND. Mount Makiling, now an ASEAN Heritage Park, is associated with the legend of Maria Makiling, a beautiful fairy who guards the mountain. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Illegal loggers cut down 1,000 endemic trees in Negros

Sep 16, 2013 - 9:50 PM

Informal settlers within the Northern Negros Natural Park are blamed for felling the trees for charcoal making and housing

FALLEN. Despite efforts from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, logging continues even in the country's forest reserves

P420-M worth of ivory tusks crushed in symbolic act

Jun 21, 2013 - 1:32 PM

The Philippines becomes the first Asian country to destroy its multi million dollar stockpile of ivory tusks

CRUSHING CRIME. A road roller destroys elephant tusks that have been seized from illegal shipments since 2009 and are kept in storage at the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PAWB-DENR) in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of EPA

No more crocs in captivity, please

Apr 28, 2013 - 4:15 PM

Lolong would not have died if he hadn t been captured imprisoned and confined to a totally inadequate concrete enclosure for the past 18 months

GARGANTUAN. In this photo taken on September 21, 2011, Lolong, a one-tonne (6.4-metre) 21-foot crocodile believed to be the biggest to have ever been caught, is seen in a caged pen in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

How captivity killed Lolong

Mar 29, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Rappler learns how Lolong died due to multiple organ failure due to stress from how he was held in captivity

GARGANTUAN CROC. GARGANTUAN. Lolong still looked healthy in this file picture taken inside his pen at the Bunawan Eco-Park just days after the reptile was captured in September 2011. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Lolong's necropsy results delayed

Feb 19, 2013 - 3:25 PM

The report will be made public after the tissue samples collected from Lolong are fully analyzed by experts at UP Los Baños

GARGANTUAN. In this photo taken on September 21, 2011, Lolong, a one-tonne (6.4-metre) 21-foot crocodile believed to be the biggest to have ever been caught, is seen in a caged pen in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Lolong's necropsy results out next week

Feb 13, 2013 - 3:32 PM

Veterinarians are analyzing tissue samples from Lolong to determine his cause of death

GARGANTUAN. In this photo taken on September 21, 2011, Lolong, a one-tonne (6.4-metre) 21-foot crocodile believed to be the biggest to have ever been caught, is seen in a caged pen in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

PH invests $17-M to stop trading of endangered animals

Nov 22, 2012 - 7:31 AM

The government and several development partners are investing 17 million in a program that will put an end to poaching and trading of endangered species in the Philippines