Rasa island, a declared protected area in Narra holds the highest living population in he wild of Red-vented Philippine Cockatoo, locally known as Katala.
The Philippine Cockatoo (or Red-vented Cockatoo) is classified as Critically Endangered, which means that the risk for its becoming extinct in the wild is very high! Once fairly common throughout its range, it has suffered greatly in the past decades from habitat loss and the pet trade.
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 ...
Summer class escapade at estrella falls.
Good firends, Good food, Good times.
Marshmallow - Alone
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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 ...
Palawan Council For Sustainable Development Palawan LGUs Enjoined To Promote Conservation Through Flagship Species
The local government units (LGUs) in Palawan are enjoined to identify flagship species that shall serve as emblem of conservation in its respective localities.
Pursuant to Section 35 of RA 9147 or the Wildlife Resources and Conservation and Protection Act of 2001 which commits the LGUs to "initiate conservation measures for endemic species in their areas," the Palawan Council Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) proposed a resolution entitiled "The Guidelines on the Selection and Management of Flagship Species by the Local Government Units."
The said resolution was included in the agend ...