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  • Mindoro Solon Urges Clamp Down On Illegal Wildlife Traders

    Mindoro Solon Urges Clamp Down On Illegal Wildlife Traders

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has been urged to run after illegal wildlife traders in the country.

    Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato, a member of the House Committee on Ecology, asked DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu to intensify the campaign against wildlife trafficking.

    She made the call after the Philippine National Police (PNP) recovered 70 dead marine turtles, locally called ?pawikan,? in the northern Palawan town of Dumaran, last week.

    Citing news reports, she expressed concern that the turtles were discovered in a large motorboat off the sh ...

  • DENR Urged To Run After Wildlife Traffickers Manila Bulletin News

    DENR Urged To Run After Wildlife Traffickers Manila Bulletin News

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has been urged to run after illegal wildlife traders in the country.

    Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato, a member of the House Committee on Ecology, asked DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu to intensify the campaign against wildlife trafficking.

    She made the call after the Philippine National Police (PNP) recovered 70 dead marine turtles, locally called pawikan, in the northern Palawan town of Dumaran, last week.

    Citing news reports, she expressed concern that the turtles were discovered in a large motorboat off the sh ...

  • Apo Reef In Mindoro Philippines

    One of my first dives in the Philippines! The Philippines is in the center of the Coral Triangle, making it home to so much biodiversity. Check out all that marine life! And this didn't even include the mola-mola we saw when we first jumped in the water.

  • Apo Reef Above

    Apo Reef is a coral reef system in the Philippines situated on the western waters of Occidental Mindoro province in the Mindoro Strait.

    It is the world's second-largest contiguous coral reef system and the largest in the country.

  • PH Bats For Bigger Funding For Global Biodiversity Programs

    PH Bats For Bigger Funding For Global Biodiversity Programs

    The Philippines has called on United Nations member-countries to adopt a "bayanihan" or "whole of government approach" in mobilizing financing for global biodiversity conservation programs and initiatives.

    Speaking during the recent third United Nations

    Environmental Program (UNDP) Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato batted for bigger funding for global biodiversity conservation and protection.

    "Recognizing the urgent requirements to address the continued biodiversity loss in the Philippines and parti ...

  • Apo Reef Natural Park Underwater Wonder

    Apo Reef Natural Park Underwater Wonder

    To start with, Apo Reef Natural Park in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro should not be confused with Apo Island, in Dauin, Negros Oriental which I visited in 2016.

    Apo Reef is the second largest contiguous coral reef in the world and the largest one in the Philippines. The Apo Reef Natural Park consists of the three islands; namely ??" Apo Island, Apo Menor (Binangaan'; and Cayos del Bajo Tinangkapang).

    The largest is Apo Island (22.0) hectares which harbors mangroves and beach vegetations, whereas Binangaan is rocky Iimestone island with relatively few vegetation and Cayos del Bajo (200-300 ...