Tag Archives: World Wide Fund for Nature

Tourists Flock, But Where’s Butanding?

By ELLALYN B. DE VERA April 28, 2012, 8:30pm MANILA, Philippines – International conservation group, World Wide Fund for Nature– Philippines (WWF-Philippines), expressed concern yesterday over the dwindling number of whale shark (locally known as “Butanding”) sighting, mainly due to … Continue reading

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Donsol’s Biggest Catch

Saturday, 17 March 2012 18:00 Roderick L. Abad / Special Features Writer DONSOL, Sorsogon—The Philippines, being an archipelago, sits atop vast natural resources. Be it by land or water, it’s endowed with a plethora of flora and fauna of different … Continue reading

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Too many tourists in Donsol

BY AMER R. AMOR VERA Files Fourteen years after the discovery of a large pod of whale sharks or butanding in Donsol, Sorsogon, people around the world continue to troop to this small fishing town to swim with the whale … Continue reading

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Lessons from Donsol

By Amer R. Amor, VERA Files Posted at 01/29/2012 10:30 PM | Updated as of 01/30/2012 12:42 AM What other towns can learn about whale sharks (First of two parts) It was an image Butanding Interaction Officer (BIO) Allan Amanse … Continue reading

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Donsol’s mangroves: Conserving nature’s resources

By Gregg Yan (The Philippine Star) Updated January 15, 2012 12:00 AM MANILA, Philippines – Three very different creatures are known to converge in the municipality of Donsol in Sorsogon: the most celebrated of course, are the whale sharks– largest … Continue reading

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Massive mangrove project to bring fireflies to Donsol

By Kristine L. Alave Philippine Daily Inquirer 1:53 am | Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 A shower of flying “stars” will soon accompany whale sharks in Donsol, Sorsogon province, thanks to a massive mangrove planting project on the coast of one … Continue reading

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