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Olango bird sanctuary needs facelift

November 21, 2012

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Bird watching facilities in Olango Island, off the coast of Mactan Island have been found dilapidated by tourism officials of Lapu-Lapu City. As part of the drive of the Lapu-Lapu City government to develop Olango Island as the new tourism frontier of the city, the tourism office inspected the Bird Sanctuary Center in the island […]

DENR wants Cebu Hawk Owls protected; awards biologists

September 26, 2012

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by Jessa J. Agua, Correspondent THE environment department awarded the scientists who discovered the Cebu Hawk Owl, the third endemic bird species in the province. Biologists Lisa Paguntalan and Godfrey Jakosalem were honored last Monday by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – 7 (DENR-7). The owl’s scientific name is Ninox rumseyi, and is  found […]

‘Rescued eagle species can’t be found abroad’

August 30, 2011

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THE wounded eagle that was rescued in Lapu-Lapu City last week belongs to a species that can be found only in the Philippines. The bird, identified as a Philippine serpent eagle (scientific name Spilornis holospilus) can be found across the Philippines except Palawan island, where a similar species, the crested serpent eagle, is found, said […]