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Philippine gov't finds stopping pangolin trade challenging

Dec 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Part 2: An environmental lawyer says not only is wildlife enforcement in the Philippines 'very limited to only a few people,' it is also not well-funded

PALAWAN PANGOLIN. This file photo shows a Palawan pangolin rolled up into a ball. File photo courtesy of Emerson Y. Sy/PCTAR

Palawan pangolin habitat eyed for conservation

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The establishment of critical habitats is part of the 25-year strategy designed to safeguard the future of the species

PALAWAN PANGOLIN. The Palawan pangolin or Balintong is a burrowing mammal found in the province’s secondary forests, grassland, open country, thick bush, shrubby slopes and subsistence farming areas. Balintong acts as pest control, regulating the population of termites and ants in the wild. Photo courtesy of PCSDS

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

Haul of dead sea turtles seized in Palawan town

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Authorities say the cargo of critically endangered Hawksbill turtles was bound for Balabac an island town in the southernmost part of Palawan known as a backdoor for wildlife trafficking

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Authorities identify the illegal haul as critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata). Photo from Frederic Cayao's Facebook page

Coron mayor: No permit applications yet for Nickelodeon theme park

Jun 03, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Coron Mayor Ajerico Barracoso says the planned 400 hectare theme park and resort remains just a plan

Nickelodeon park: Palawan execs say oceans not 'private' properties

Jan 12, 2017 - 3:21 PM

The local government of Coron a tourism town in northern Palawan says it has yet to receive an application or official communication from the private developer of an underwater attraction

VIRAL: Environmentalists gather signatures to protest Nickelodeon park in Palawan

Jan 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Why does Coron and the Philippines need artificial attractions? Coron is already so beautiful in its natural state says Save Philippine Seas executive director Anna Oposa

Breakwater made of 'dead corals' mine – Palawan governor

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:08 AM

The governor however says the breakwater in San Vicente town is made of carefully piled limestone and not dead corals

Image courtesy PNNI

Palawan’s natural assets to undergo recreational services accounting

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM

We need to protect these assets to make them sustainable says World Bank consultant Reynaldo Fulleros

PRISTINE BEACH. San Vicente Island in Palawan. Photo from Keith Anthony Fabro

Palawan mining interests holding environment bill hostage?

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Environmentalists claim Palawan officials are trying to prevent a ban on mining and logging in some of their protected areas

PROTECTION FOR PALAWAN. El Nido in Palawan is one of the most beautiful spots in the country. Photo by Amer Amor

3,900 endangered turtles seized from Palawan warehouse

Jun 25, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The seizure is the largest confiscation of the critically endangered Palawan Forest Turtles to date

MAJOR HAUL. International group Traffic says the seizure of 4,400 turtles in Palawan last June 18 was the largest confiscation of freshwater turtles to date. Photo courtesy of Katala Foundation

DENR approval next hurdle for DMCI coal plant in Palawan

Jun 03, 2015 - 2:39 PM

It s now up to the national government whether or not a controversial coal power plant will rise in Palawan known as the country s last ecological frontier

'NO TO COAL.' Residents and students in Aborlan, Palawan protest the proposed coal plant to be built by DMCI Power Corporation. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

A floating classroom for environmental educators

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The M Y Navorca the Philippine research vessel of the World Wide Fund for Nature WWF was transformed into a floating classroom for a day to help teachers integrate environmental conservation in their curriculum

206 PH caves classified, to be protected by gov't

May 01, 2014 - 11:43 AM

The country now has a total of 364 classified caves which the government is required to manage and protect

Court blocks Palawan DMCI coal plant

Dec 12, 2013 - 5:55 PM

A Palawan regional trial court extends a temporary environmental protection order that stops the grant of all permits for the coal plant

'NO TO COAL.' Residents and students in Aborlan, Palawan protest the proposed coal plant to be built by DMCI Power Corporation. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

Palawan may lose UNESCO citation over planned coal plant

Oct 01, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Residents and green groups oppose the planned DMCI coal power plant in the town of Aborlan Residents of Narra also rejected the proposed plant

'NO TO COAL.' Residents and students in Aborlan, Palawan protest the proposed coal plant to be built by DMCI Power Corporation. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

Chinese poachers arrive in Puerto Princesa, face charges

Apr 10, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Authorities are set to file the charges Wednesday April 10