Near-extinct Philippine eagle shot dead

images/stories/breakingnews/eagle.jpg An endangered Philippine eagle, one of only a few hundred left in the world, has been shot dead, a conservation group that had previously rescued the bird said Friday. The two-year-old female raptor was found last month with a bullet embedded in its carcass in a forest in the southern island of Mindanao, according […]

Vietnamese turtle poachers not the first, not the last intruders

The pair of Andrada-class gunboats from Joint Task Force Malampaya (JTFM) expected nothing more than a quiet and uneventful sweep through Linapacan, Northern Palawan. By day’s end, they would have seized one of the largest illegal wildlife hauls of the year. At 11:00 PM, Navy gunboat PG-380 chanced upon a Vietnamese fishing vessel, which suddenly attempted […]

Philippine breeding programme brings eagles back from the brink

CECEL MORELLA – AFP. MOUNT APO. PHILIPPINES Chick Number 22 chirps in delight as a feeder thrusts a talon-shaped puppet through a hole in a blind and offers it a full-grown mashed quail complete with bones and feathers. Still in its birthday suit of fluffy white down the 44-day-old Philippine eagle is already bigger than […]