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Sea turtle caught in net in Sibonga freed

December 2, 2012


A SEA turtle or pawikan was freed after it was trapped in the nets of one of the fishermen off the seas of barangay Bahay, Sibonga town yesterday. Joel Banlasan turned the 16-inch sea turtle over to the Sibonga police station at past 11 a.m. Since the offices of the Department of Natural Resources and […]

‘Rescued eagle species can’t be found abroad’

August 30, 2011


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 […]