The Visayan warty pig (Sus cebifrons) is a critically endangered species in the pig genus (Sus). The Visayan warty pig is endemic to two of the Visayan Islands in the central Philippines, and is threatened by habitat loss, food shortages, and hunting ??" these are the leading causes of the Visayan warty pig's status as critically endangered. Due to the small numbers of remaining Visayan warty pigs ...
in the wild, little is known of their behaviors or characteristics outside of captivity. Wiki
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The municipality of San Joaquin has declared nearly 1,000 hectares of its land as a critical habitat area, a move to protect vulnerable and endangered wildlife.
San Joaquin is the southernmost town of Iloilo.
Rodelio Sedantes, the town's Sangguniang Bayan (SB) secretary, said in a phone interview on Wednesday that threatened species such as the Visayan Warty Pig or locally known as "baboy talunon," Rafflesia or "Uroy," Visayan Hornbill (Tarictic) or "Turarik," Civet Cat or "Singarong," and Red Jungle Foul or "Ilahas" have been sighted in the area.
The critical habitat area is straddli ...
Haribon Foundation's Biodiversity on Wheels (BOW) program kicked off its activities in the Visayas last month with a workshop at Central Philippine University (CPU) in Iloilo City, part of its ongoing effort to teach kids outside of Metro Manila about the importance of protection and conservation of our country's biodiversity.
In partnership with a local university in Western Visayas, CPU formed a team of enthusiastic volunteers to teach elementary children about biodiversity conservation as part of a three-day BOW Facilitation Workshop.
222 CPU grade school pupils gathered under the aca ...
Once again, the province of Negros Occidental commemorates Wildlife Month this November. Started in 2009 by virtue of a resolution passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the theme of this year's celebration is, "Preventing Extinction through Wildlife Education and Awareness".
The Provincial Environment Management Office, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc., Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation, and other institutions, is taking the lead in organizing the yearly event.
The commemoration of Wild ...
The Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation (NFEFI) has launched an animal adoption program last Saturday, August 1, 2015, here in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
The NFEFI, one of the country's most active non-profit conservation groups, invites individuals, schools, corporations, and clubs to adopt one (or more) of the many threatened animals kept at the Biodiversity Conservation Center (NFEFI-BCC) located in Bacolod City. By doing so, they will be helping to maintain a safe haven for threatened species by providing for their needs.
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'We used to cut trees and catch wild animals in the forest. Not anymore. We have learned that we are better off protecting the forest than destroying it," says Rico Mier, president of the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Farmers' Association Inc.
Today, members of the association have high hopes on farming the lowly fern, locally called pakô, for food and medicine, on top of keeping their jobs as tourist guides and producers of abaca fiber.
Negros Oriental's famed twin lakes
Mier speaks of the forest in the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park (BTLNP), an 8,000-hectare park established in 200 ...
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Aside from its name being associated with progress and economic growth, Negros Occidental was once known as an island teeming with vast forests and wildlife. Sadly, agriculture and logging also flourished and left the province with only four percent of forest from the once 95% of green trees.
In 1984, a group of concerned citizens established a "Save our Forest" movement that aims to protect the remaining forest space and endemic animals in the region. Since then, the advocacy grew into what is now the Negro ...