New Population of Rare Irrawaddy Dolphins Found in Palawan, Philippines

Some Irrawaddy dolphin populations are classified by IUCN as critically endangered.

Palawan, Philippines / April 27, 2013 – A new Philippine population of critically-endangered Irrawaddy dolphins was reported recently by WWF-Philippines. Spotted by chance off Quezon, Palawan in Western Philippines, this pod of rare marine mammals, locally called Lampasut, was observed displaying typical behavior, foraging for prey around lift net fish traps sitting approximately one kilometer offshore. WWF staff reported seeing at least 20 individuals in just one sighting. This is a relatively large sized pod for this uncommon species, where groups of fewer than six individuals are most common. Previous…

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Earth Day puts a Face on Climate Change

Earth Day 2013

Interactive Digital Mosaic Shown at Thousands of Events Worldwide as Over One Billion People Take Action to Protect the Environment WASHINGTON / April 22, 2013 – Today is Earth Day, and over one billion people in approximately 192 countries are taking action to protect the environment. From London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo, people everywhere are mobilizing their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change, the theme of Earth Day 2013. Earth Day Network, the organization that coordinates…

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