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Climate Change/Environment

Philippine Grass Owl rescued in Tulunan, NoCot

TULUNAN, COTABATO - Naiturn-over na sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources o DENR 3rd District Satellite Office sa bayan ng Matalam kahapon ang isang endangered Philippine Grass Owl na nakita ng isang residente sa Tulunan, North Cotabato.

Ayon sa ulat, nahuli ng residenteng si June Butil sa kanilang sakahan sa bandang Brgy Popoyon ng bayan ang nasabing ibon na tila ay nahihirapang maglakad at may pilay ang kanyang kanang pakpak at nanghihina na ito.

Sa taya ng mga otoridad, nasa dalawa hanggang tatlong buwan na ang nasabing ibon batay sa laki nito.

BARMM vows to protect never before seen otters in Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY  – At least six (6) small sea otters, a never before seen species in the Philippines, were spotted in the coasts of Taganak Island, a component island of Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi.

According to the province’s District-1 Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) Abdulmukim Maruji, the otters, spotted on the island on May 15, 17 and 20, were identified as smooth-coated otters (Lutrogale perspicillata).

More sea turtules release in Sarangani province

MORE SEA TURTLES RELEASED IN SARBAY. Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Glan together with barangay local officials in Lun Masla, Malapatan, Sarangani Province released another batch of Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) marine turtle hatchlings on Tuesday, May 26.

According to reports, the hatchlings started emerging about 5:30 in the morning and were released in the coastal waters of Purok Compulsory of the said barangay around 7:30 AM.

62 Pawikan hatchlings released in Sarangani Bay

GLAN, SARANGANI PROVINCE – Authorities here helped the 62 Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelysolivacea) hatchlings popularly known as “Pawikan” find their way home after the small turtles released Monday, May 4, in Sarangani Bay.

Charlie Tuling, chairperson of Barangay Pangyan, said the eggs were laid last March 18 at Purok Bucana and were safeguarded by Hajerol Diabal, a local volunteer caretaker.

Tuling alongside Diabal, barangay kagawads Peter Bagando and Marino Gonzales released the hatchlings Monday afternoon along the shoreline of Purok Dungon of the said barangay.

EARTH DAY: BARMM advocates environment protection amid Covid-19

COTABATO CITY — In line with this year’s celebration of Earth Day, the Bangsamoro Government, through its Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE), urges the public to help protect the environment and promote environmental awareness despite the ongoing pandemic that is affecting the world.

Serpent Eagle rescued from hunter in Maasim, Sarangani Province

MAASIM, Sarangani  – Environment officials here have rescued a young juvenile “Crested Serpent Eagle” (Spilomis cheela) which was captured by local hunter and displayed on his social media account, an act that worried officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-12).

The endangered bird is now safe in the hands of the Community Environment and Natural Resources of Kiamba (CENRO-Kiamba).

Eastern Grass-owl rescued, released in Koronadal City

KORONADAL CITY – A concerned citizen in this city has found an “Eastern Grass-owl” (Tyto longimembris) and turned it over to the officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 who eventually released the species back to its natural habitat.

Dr. Rosalinda B. Cortez, chief of the DENR-12 conservation and development division, said the owl was found on Sunday morning, April 5, by Peter Francisco Biñas, Sr. while taking some vegetables in a rice field in Robredo Street.

Biñas said the owl was entangled by a thread of suspected kite.

2 “tarsiers” rescued, released in Cotabato province 

COTABATO CITY  – Two more “Tarsiers” (Tarsius syrichta) have been rescued in North Cotabato and were sent back to the wild, environment officials today said.

CENR Officer Badjury H. Mustapha, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO), said the two primates were found by Nasrudin Angkong, a resident of Barangay Langayen, Pikit, North Cotabato.

Angkong told environment officials that he found the two primates while he was clearing his farm lot last Sunday.

Young Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle rescued in NoCot

COTABATO CITY – A juvenile Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus pinskeri) is under the care and monitoring of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 12 (Soccsksargen) following its rescue in the fields of Magpet, North Cotabato.

A concerned citizen, Louige Allan Tutor of Barangay Magkaalam, Magpet, posted online on Monday a photo of the rescued raptor, asking the DENR regional office to help secure the endangered bird species.

The department's station in Magpet took the feeble raptor under its care.

DENR-12, USAID intensify drive vs. environmental offenders in Sarangani Bay

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Protect Wildlife Project and partner stakeholders has stepped up efforts to protect the Sarangani Bay through the conduct of the two-day first enforcement summit on Tuesday, March 3, this city.


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