Russian national charged for ‘killing’ an endangered sea turtle

POLICE filed charges against a Russian national on Wednesday afternoon, May 17, for allegedly killing an endangered Green Sea Turtle in a marine sanctuary in Masaplod Sur, Dauin town in Negros Oriental. Charged before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office was Anton Likharev, 35, single, of Vladivostok, Russia, said Dauin Police Chief Bernabe Rubio. The Russian national...

14 abandoned sea turtles rescue in Southern Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — Marine troopers stationed in Southern Palawan rescued 14 abandoned live sea turtles locally known as “pawikan.” Troops from the Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT)-4 rescued the turtles on May 13 in Barangay Mangsee Island in Balabac, following information from residents of Mangsee Island, who do not want the sea turtles harmed...

Flying foxes live in Dalaguete forest

THE southern town of Dalaguete is not just Cebu’s vegetable basket. Its remaining forest patches provide home to three species of bats, aside from three endangered bird species. Lisa Paguntalan of the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (PBCF) said the Dalaguete forest serves as habitat to the golden-crowned flying fox, little golden-mantled flying fox and