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Today it was announced that 101,766 acres of forestland on the island of Palawan in the Philippines will be protected, helping to save the most trafficked mammal in the world — the pangolin — as well as the last 200–300 members of the indigenous Batak tribe.
The newly declared Cleopatra's Needle Critical Habitat is now the largest critical habitat to be designated in the Philippines.
"The critical habitat designation is made on the basis of the best scientific data regarding the presence of threatened species, taking into consideration species endemicity and/or richness, presence o ...
Conservation International And ThePTFCF Launch 1 Million Dollar Trust Fund To Protect Mt Mantalingahan In Palawan Philippines
Conservation International (CI) and the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) launched a 1 million US dollar trust fund to protect the Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) during Conservation Conversation, an exclusive launch of the various works of CI Philippines and its partners.
The trust fund, which is the first of its kind in the Philippines, will provide sustainable financing for the long-term maintenance, protection and enrichment of the biodiversity within the MMPL.
CI's Global Conservation Fund (GCF), a program that mobilizes financial resources for ...
The Island of the Philippines as we all know is very diverse. It has a lot of different species of animals, plants, insects, and even flowers. Many of these species are endangered and at risk of getting erased in the world. Let me give an example, The Philippine Cockatoo.
So what is a Philippine Cockatoo? The Philippine Cockatoo is also known as the red vented cockatoo or kalangay. It is a bird with a good white feather with a touch of red. This specific bird is on the verged of extinction, because of its rapid loss of habitat, illegal caging, and illegal trapping of the birds.
In the l ...
In another attempt to dodge reality, Ross and I decided to hop on over to the Philippines for some last-minute, fast-paced birding. With only three and a half weeks off, we decided on an itinerary that would include Palawan, Cebu, Negros, Bohol, and Mindanao (this last island Ross would be doing alone because I could only get two weeks off of work).
Ross and I were both super excited to visit Southeast Asia again, and were especially excited to visit the Philippines, where we'd heard nothing but good things from those who had visited. The Philippines is an archipelago made up of over 7,000 ...
The Philippines only has one species of cockatoo: the Philippine or Red-vented Cockatoo. It used to be widespread and ranged in the major islands of the Philippines but the rampant poaching for the illegal pet trade as well as habitat destruction lead to its decline and is now declared as Critically Endangered. Currently, the best place to see the Philippine Cockatoos in the wild is in the island of Palawan, in Rasa Island. Access to the island is restricted and is managed by one of the Philippines' top conservation organizations, the Katala Foundation (http://www.philippinecockatoo.org/).
Perhaps these are the strictest rules in place for trekkers. Take it or leave it but the Municipal Government of San Isidro is bent on protecting and conserving Mindanao's only protected wildlife sanctuary – the Mt. Hamiguitan.
San Isidro is one of the host-towns and entry gate to one of the world's heritage site inscribed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and now a certified ASEAN heritage site – the 9th in South East Asia. The mountain also straddles the towns of Governor Generoso and Mati City.
Since the early 1990s the San Isidro tow ...