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Palawan’s hazard-prone towns identified

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According to the Provincial Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2023, an estimated 244,997 people are highly susceptible to landslides, with Puerto Princesa City, Roxas, and Rizal having the highest population exposure

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Jul. 26, 2017) — With the rainy season in full swing, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) here has reminded communities residing in hazard-prone areas to always be prepared for disasters. Continue reading Palawan’s hazard-prone towns identified

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

DENR issues show cause order vs Palawan mining firm

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Ipilan Nickel Corporation has until May 24 to explain why no criminal charges should be filed against it for cutting down trees

MANILA, Philippines (May 23, 2017) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently issued a show cause order asking Ipilan Nickel Corporation (INC) to explain its tree-cutting activities in Brooke’s Point, Palawan despite the cancellation of its environmental compliance certificate (ECC). Continue reading DENR issues show cause order vs Palawan mining firm

How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda

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RISK ASSESSMENT. Tagbanua residents map hazards in their community after super typhoon Yolanda with the help of CordAid and Samdhana Institute. Photo courtesy of Samdhana Institute

‘They have an indigenous structure that is more resilient to typhoons compared to the models that were introduced by other agencies,’ an NGO says

PALAWAN, Philippines (Jan. 21, 2017) — Civil society groups and government units working in the town of Coron in Palawan province are using indigenous peoples’ (IP) old knowledge on the environment and disasters to ensure their communities are climate change resilient. Continue reading How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda

Developer backtracks on Nickelodeon underwater park in Palawan

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Amid a signature campaign by environmentalists in the Philippines, Coral World Park says its planned resort is land-based

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 12, 2017) — The group planning a Nickelodeon attraction in Palawan clarified that it is not building anything underwater, backtracking on an earlier announcement that had environmentalists launching an online petition to stop it.  Continue reading Developer backtracks on Nickelodeon underwater park in Palawan

Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

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DENR Secretary Gina Lopez. Image by Rappler.com

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the Natural Resources Development Corporation can go into joint ventures with communities and help in poverty alleviation

MANILA, Philippines (July 29, 2016) — Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has other plans for the country’s environment sector beyond her crackdown on mining companies that violate environmental standards.  Continue reading Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

ASEAN wages war against illegal wildlife trade

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Southeast Asia has long been regarded as a hub for illegal wildlife trade because of its wealth in biodiversity and proximity to major markets for wildlife products

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 19, 2016) — When a boat hiding dozens of endangered scaly anteaters or pangolins was found parked in Palawan in 2013, officials discovered most of the animals came from other parts of Southeast Asia, not from the Philippines.

Continue reading ASEAN wages war against illegal wildlife trade