Sulu News

  • The Beautiful Sulu Hornbill

    The Sulu hornbill or Montano's hornbill is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

  • Sulu Hornbill

    Sulu Hornbill

    This is the critically-endangered Sulu Hornbill, Anthracoceros montani This hornbill species is endemic to the islands of Tawi-Tawi, Sulu and Sanga Sanga. According to Birdlife International and the IUCN, this species "faces the possibility of imminent extinction" mainly due to the destruction of its forest home. The population estimate is around 40 individuals and most of the birds can now be seen only in the island of Panglima Sugala, in Tawi-Tawi. The Sulu and Sanga Sanga populations are believed to be extirpated.

    Many thanks to the Municipality of Panglima Sugala, Tawi-Tawi and the 9th ...

  • Tropical Communities Embrace Conservation To Fish Forever

    Tropical Communities Embrace Conservation To Fish Forever

    Fish stocks are bouncing back thanks to an innovative program that establishes coastal marine reserves, managed by local residents, in the Philippines, Belize and elsewhere.

    IF YOU WANT to catch a fish, you have to save a fish.

    That simple concept, followed for thousands of years by fishers around the world, has mostly been abandoned today. But it is making a comeback thanks to a three-year-old program designed to keep small-scale coastal fisheries sustainable in five tropical countries ??" the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, Belize and Mozambique

    The effort, called Fish Forever, was ...

  • PH Bid To Establish Sulu Marine Sanctuary OKd

    A United Nations specialized agency tasked to improve safety and security of international shipping has added a layer of protection to the Tubbataha Reef with the approval of the country's proposal to establish the 97,030-hectare marine sanctuary in the Sulu Sea as an Area to be Avoided (Atba).

    The subcommittee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) authorized the proposal during its fourth session at the IMO headquarters in London from March 6 to 10, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

    With the ATBA as the s ...

  • BFAR Studies Proposal To Change Schedule Of Sardine Fishing Ban

    BFAR Studies Proposal To Change Schedule Of Sardine Fishing Ban

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is studying the proposal to implement the three-month closed fishing season a month earlier than the existing schedule.

    BFAR's National Fishery Research Development Institute, which conducts the study on the spawning of sardines, made the proposal to change the schedule of the fishing ban.

    But Benjan Ilahan, BFAR fishery management regulatory enforcement division chief, said the proposed new schedule would be implemented starting next year.

    "There is a proposal to move the closed fishing season to an earlier month for next year sinc ...

  • Dolphins Of Puerto Princesa Palawan April 2016

    What a morning. Dolphins everywhere in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, on the Sulu Sea.