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  • Marcos Cronies And The Golden Oriole Of Isabela

    Marcos Cronies And The Golden Oriole Of Isabela

    The Isabela oriole (Oriolus isabellae) is an enchanting little forest bird endemic to upland Luzon. It has strikingly bright yellow and olive green plumage and distinctive high and low rolling whistle calls. It is an elusive creature and lives in scattered groups in the last remaining patches of virgin forest in the Cagayan and Isabela regions of northern Luzon. One would be extremely lucky to see or hear it in the wild. For a long time the bird was thought to be extinct until it was sighted again in the early 1990s.

    Today, a cautious estimate of its population ranges somewhere from 50 to 2 ...

  • Sanctuary Declared For Elusive Oriole Once Believed Extinct BirdLife

    Sanctuary Declared For Elusive Oriole Once Believed Extinct BirdLife

    With its yellow and olive-green plumage perfectly camouflaging it against the tree canopies, the Isabela Oriole Oriolus isabellae, a lowland forest specialist endemic to the island of Luzon in the Philippines, doesn't intend for itself to be seen by humans. And unfortunately, for many decades it wasn't.

    Due to the rapid and widespread deforestation which has plucked Luzon of much of its forest cover (down as much as 83% since the 1930s in some areas), numbers of this little-known species plummeted such that for a time until its rediscovery in December 1993, it was widely believed to have go ...

  • Saving Endangered Philippines Oriole Other Wildlife

    Saving Endangered Philippines Oriole Other Wildlife

    With its yellow and olive-green plumage perfectly camouflaging it against the tree canopies, the Isabela Oriole Oriolus isabellae, a lowland forest specialist endemic to the island of Luzon in the Philippines, doesn't intend for itself to be seen by humans. And unfortunately, for many decades it wasn't.

    Due to the rapid and widespread deforestation which has plucked Luzon of much of its forest cover (down as much as 83% since the 1930s in some areas), numbers of this little-known species plummeted such that for a time until its rediscovery in December 1993, it was widely believed to have go ...

  • Crocodile Conservationist Awarded Field Museums Prestigious Prize

    Crocodile Conservationist Awarded Field Museums Prestigious Prize

    The Field Museum in Chicago has awarded this year's prestigious Parker/Gentry Award to Merlijn van Weerd, a Dutch wildlife conservationist working in the Philippines for the past 16 years. Weerd has worked extensively to protect the rare and critically endangered Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) in the country.

    Each year, the Parker/Gentry Award is given to "an outstanding individual, team or organization in the field of conservation biology whose efforts have had a significant impact on preserving the world's natural heritage and whose actions and approach can serve as a model ...