International confab set to conserve dugong

THE Philippines once again plays host as wildlife conservation representatives from 21 countries gather in a two-day confab to discuss the plight of the dugong, according to Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The DENR primarily mandated to manage and conserve the dugong (Dugong dugon), commonly known

Public urged not to import exotic species

Some exotic animals or plants threaten not only the survival of local wildlife, but also put human health at risk, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said, as he advised the public to refrain from importing these species. Last week, reports said the aquaculture industry and biodiversity in Pampanga, Bulacan, and Bataan have been severely affected by