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Cages no place for tarsiers, birds

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‘LOST IN THE CITY’  Tarsier found at the Manila Golf Club stares at the camera from inside the cardboard box where it  stayed until wildlife officials took it away. RAFFY LERMA

Tarsiers and forest birds might make for cute and cuddly pets, but they do not belong in a cage, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje warned during this week’s celebration of World Wildlife Day.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

DENR signs pact with fotogs on bird ‘shooting’

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BIRDS from all over the world migrate to Candaba, Pampanga to escape the cold weather. INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON FILE PHOTO

The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has teamed up with an association of wild bird photographers to promote bird photography in the Philippines.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Avoid excesses; make it a green Christmas, DENR chief urges

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They’re dreaming of a green Christmas.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Reuse gift wrappers, trimmings

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Now that your Christmas presents have been unwrapped, don’t just throw away the wrappers and trimmings.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

PH government places 158 more caves under protection

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Hidden wonders may yet lurk in these caves. More than 150 natural caves across the Philippines have been placed under varying degrees of protection from treasure hunters, polluters and vandals, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Friday.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Not just any tree, got to be native for Odette Alcantara

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ODETTE ALCANTARA is dearly missed. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Her fiery spirit continues to stoke the passions of her fellow earth defenders. And so it is that three years after her death, Odette Alcantara is still called upon to be the champion of the trees.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Despite being outlawed, dog meat trade flourishes in some places

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For a lot of Filipinos, dogs are food, not friends. The illegal dog meat trade continues to thrive in the Philippines with nearly 300,000 canines butchered each year, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police said Tuesday on the heels of an operation against dog meat traders in Pangasinan.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Half of cops in Camp Crame are overweight

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More than half of all personnel in the headquarters of the Philippine National Police are overweight, while almost one in 10 is obese, records at the organization’s Health Service showed.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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