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More than half Pinoy fauna nearly extinct

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MANILA (AFP) — More than half the birds, amphibians and mammals found only in the Philippines are either threatened or nearly extinct, the environment and natural resources department said Monday.The tropical southeast Asian archipelago is the sole host to 1,137 animal species and 14,000 species of plants, the government agency Read more »

Philippine authorities hunt killer of rare eagle

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MANILA (AFP) — Authorities in the Philippines are hunting the person who mutilated and killed a rare eagle just four months after it was released into the wild, a conservation group said on Thursday.

Philippines Vows Beauty Over Building in Tourism Drive

MANILA – The Philippines’ drive to attract more tourists must be balanced against environmental concerns after sewage spills and flooding triggered a construction halt on its most famous beach resort, a senior official said on Thursday.

New bat species discovered in the Philippines

An Ausytralian grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus). A new species of flying fox or fruit bat has been discovered on an island south of Manila(AFP/File/Greg Wood) MANILA (AFP) – A new species of flying fox or fruit bat has been discovered on an island south of Manila, it was reported Read more »

LPG-Fed Buses To Be Used On Philippine Roads

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By Komfie Manalo – Manila, Philippines – Bus operators in the Philippines are going “greener” because it is a lot cheaper. The Philippine LPG Bus and Taxi Co. Inc., (PLPGBTCI) said an initial 10 buses that run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) would be in service on major roads Read more »

Ferry breathes life into Pasig river

Office buildings in Manila’s financial center are reflected on the polluted Pasig river on the United Nations’ world environment day in 2006. In Spanish colonial times, the Pasig river that snakes through Manila was the linchpin of the transport and commerce network in the Philippines.(AFP/File/Jay Directo ) By Roderick Read more »

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