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DENR sues Palawan mining firm for illegal tree cutting

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An environment official says the filing of the complaint is based on Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu’s instruction to not let Ipilan Nickel Corporation ‘off the hook’

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 14, 2017) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday, July 14, filed a criminal complaint against Ipilan Nickel Corporation (INC) for its “massive indiscriminate tree cutting” in Brooke’s Point, Palawan despite the cancellation of its environmental compliance certificate (ECC). Continue reading DENR sues Palawan mining firm for illegal tree cutting

Haul of dead sea turtles seized in Palawan town

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CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Authorities identify the illegal haul as critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata). Photo from Frederic Cayao’s Facebook page

Authorities say the cargo of critically-endangered Hawksbill turtles was bound for Balabac, an island town in the southernmost part of Palawan known as a backdoor for wildlife trafficking

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — Authorities intercepted a boat carrying 70 dead critically-endangered marine turtles off the coast of Dumaran town in northern Palawan on Thursday, July 7. Continue reading Haul of dead sea turtles seized in Palawan town

Nickelodeon park: Palawan execs say oceans not ‘private’ properties

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The local government of Coron, a tourism town in northern Palawan, says it has yet to receive an application or official communication from the private developer of an underwater attraction

PALAWAN, Philippines (Jan. 12, 2017) — The local government of Coron, a tourism town in northern Palawan, said on Thursday, January 12, it had yet to receive any official communication from the private developer which earlier announced plans to build a resort in the area featuring underwater attractions.  Continue reading Nickelodeon park: Palawan execs say oceans not ‘private’ properties