Video courtesy of the Philippines' Biodiversity Management Bureau.Baby dugong named "Binu" was only about a month old when fisher folks from Brgy. Binulasan in Infanta, Quezon rescued him last January 9. He was wounded and underweight.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has rescued a critically-endangered seacow, locally called dugong, which got stranded in the waters off Barangay Binulasan in Infanta, Quezon last Thursday.
Local fishermen reported the discovery of the stranding of the neonate male dugong to the DENR's Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), formerly Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau.
"Fortunately, when the report of the stranded dugong came in, a technical staff from our Calabarzon (Region 4A) office, Forester Jeff Cruz, was in the area so he led the rescue, including the gathe ...
A church-based alliance on Saturday expressed its strong opposition to the planned construction of three new large dams in the mountains of Sierra Madre because of the danger they pose to communities and forests.
Fr. Pete Montallana of the Diocese of Infanta, Quezon province ??"one of the lead convenors of Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance, Inc. ??"said the project amounting to a staggering P66 billion will submerge 3,000 hectares of forests.
Montallana said the extreme heat, floods and storms that had lashed the country is an admonition that it's no longer business as usual.
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