Philippine cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia News
After a brief sunset visit to see the Philippine Cockatoos roost for the night, now we would have the chance to see them wake up and fly to the mainland. Wake up call was bright and early-4:30am so we would reach the island by dawn. Ina opted to sleep a bit more so it was just Ivy and me this time. Benito was waiting right on time and we were able to get a bit closer to the roosting site. Although it is possible to land at certain times of the year, they prefer not to as it disturbs nesting and breeding Katala. We arrived around 5:30am, set anchor and waited for the cockatoos to wake up. There ...
Filipino wildlife conservationist received a prestigious award in the United Kingdom for her efforts in preserving the rare Philippine cockatoo.
Indira Lacerna-Widmann, who leads the Katala Foundation's conservation efforts as its chief operations officer, works with prisoners in Palawan to safeguard the red-vented cockatoo, or Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), locally known as Katala, Kalangay, Abukay or Agay.
For her efforts to save the birds, which nest within the grounds of Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in Puerto Princesa City as well as in other areas in Palawan, Lacerna- ...
A Palawan conservationist and environmental leader has been included in the shortlist for the prestigious Whitley Fund for Nature Award (WFN). Palawan conservationist Indira Lacerna-Widmann, who heads the Katala Foundation, has been picked from among the 169 hopefuls around the globe and is now part of the six finalists for what is dubbed as the 'Green Oscar' awards.
In an e-mail sent to Palawan News by Jana Fickerova of WFN, Widmann, along with other finalists, are invited to the awards nights on May 17, 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society in London, United Kingdom.
"We are excited t ...
How an endangered species is being saved by the same community that once hunted it.
Veronica Marcelo, 51, wakes up early in the morning to go to the coconut-fringed shoreline facing the Rasa Island Wildlife Sanctuary – the stronghold of the critically endangered Philippine cockatoo, locally known as the katala.
She has been doing this for nearly 17 years now, bringing with her a logbook and a pen to monitor the number of katala moving off the island to forage for food.
Marcelo serves as a volunteer for Sagip Katala Movement (SKM), a community-based organization formed under the Phil ...
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 ...