Pilar News

  • Two stranded sea turtle ‘icons’ for Ocea

    Two beached sea turtles in Bohol highlight issues just as the Month of the Ocean (MOO) surge in May and press for its rapid resolution before it may be too late.

    One female hawksbill sea turtle struggling in the mud in Barangay Alejawan, Jagna town, caught a fisherman’s attention, who reported the incident to local officials, said Dominique Clarke, a research assistant working for a non-government organization Physalus.

    A hawksbill is a sea turtle distinctly named for its beaked head, much like that of a hawk, and are the most common sea turtles found in the southern coasts of Bohol, P ...

  • Water Snakes And Bats Series Finale On B

    After spending one week in Lake Taal, Doc Nielsen Donato and his team have documented two of the three water snakes that can be found here. But the third snake—the walo-walo or blue-banded sea krait—is proving to be more difficult to find.

    Records show that the sea krait was seen in Taal during Spanish times. But quakes and volcanic eruptions drastically transformed Taal into the one of a kind lake that it is today. In this finale, Doc Nielsen Donato uncovers what could possibly have happened to the blue-banded sea krait once documented in Taal, and why the popular lake still remains on ...

  • Tubigon Gears Towards a Greener Future

    Tubigon’s Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) and the Municipal Environment and Natural Resource Office (MENRO) undergo several measures to protect and nurture its natural resources.

    MAO, in partnership with the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation, conducted a three-day seminar/training for Marine Protected Area (MPA) monitoring through the Management Effectiveness Assessment Tool (MEAT) to MPA administrators last August 8-10.

    The seminar aims to “highlight important threshold indicators and processes that help promote and achieve MPA management outputs and outcomes,” as s ...