Preserving biodiversity in the Philippines.
P1080266 March 13, 2012

Marine Wildlife Rescue Training

February 22, 2012

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A Memorandum of Understanding between CAPE Foundation, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region-6 made this province-wide Marine Wildlife Rescue Training possible on such a large scale. Signatories are CAPE’s President – Macrina P. Lovina, CAPE’s Marine Wildlife Committee Chair – Arnel Andrew Yaptinchay, OPA’s Provincial Agriculturist […]

Posted in: marine conservation

Hatchling Sea Turtle Release

December 27, 2011

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Wouldn’t you know it, the Olive Ridley turtles started to emerge on Christmas day! I didn’t get to see them until the next day. Ten turtles emerged on the 25th, seven in the early morning of the 26th and four more in the evening, and three early this morning. The weather has been stormy these […]

Kalapat Tree (Ficus heteropleura Bl.)

November 29, 2011

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Ficus heteropleura Blume Latin for ‘unequal veins’. Description Understorey tree (strangler) up to 20 m tall and 25 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules ca. 6 mm long, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, triply-veined, glabrous, tip elongate pointed. Fruits ca. 6 mm diameter, yellow-orange-red, globose figs placed along the twigs. Ecology In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and […]

Posted in: flora

Box Turtle Release

November 17, 2011

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About five months ago a freshwater turtle poacher surrendered eleven Box Turtles to my staff. Once common in these parts, these turtles are now a rarity because of over-poaching and agriculture. Many of the turtles find their way to rice fields and get caught in the tilling process. A sub-species of the Malaysian Box Turtle […]

Posted in: wildlife

Olive Ridley Turtle Nest

November 15, 2011

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Discovered by a group of young men in Brgy. Dumarog was a Olive Ridley Turtle laying eggs. Luckily, they didn’t chance upon it beforehand or it would have left to look for a quieter place. Armed with a cell phone they took photos and video! About 80 eggs laid on November 1, 2011. I accompanied […]

Posted in: wildlife

Reforestation and Rice Hull Stoves

July 3, 2011

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Having recognized that the problems that affect threatened wildlife is loss of habitat due to deforestation, which is caused by illegal logging and kaingin (slash & burn agriculture), I decided the only way to make progress in reforestation efforts is to address each part of the problem fully. Although, kaingin is an illegal activity it […]

Posted in: reforestation
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