Press Releases

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:44

One death too many

It has been a month since the death of Sharmila, a bottlenose dolphin owned by RWS and their fourth dead dolphin, and there appears to be no urgency from the authorities in Singapore to put an end to captivity and avert future deaths. One death is too many. Four is way too much. Captivity has to stop!

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 15:47

DOLPHIN TRAINED IN THE PHILIPPINES DIES AT RESORTS WORLD IN SINGAPORE

In a blog post last 12 May 2014, the Marine Life Park of Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS), http://mlp.rwsentosablog.com/2014/05/12/news-announcement/ announces the death of Sharmila, a bottlenose dolphin trained in the Philippines and shipped to Singapore in 2012.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 17:42

Conservationists claim victory, commend Philippine Airlines for shark ban

Manila, Philippines, April 24, 2014— Online pressure has prompted the Philippines’ national airline, Philippine Airlines (PAL), to publicly announce its commitment to sustainable development approximately 12 hours after a petition at change.org against shark fin transport was launched by marine conservationists known as Save Sharks Network Philippines[1].

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 23:36

Environmental Groups: Clean-ups are Not Enough!

Today, September 21, is the International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) when thousands of volunteers gathered to clean-up the coasts of Manila Bay. The ICCD, which is celebrated every third Saturday of September, is a yearly global event that mobilizes one of the largest volunteer efforts to clean shorelines, seabed and inland waterways. This year, the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) and the coastline of Roxas Boulevard were selected as the sites for the event.

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 23:36

Environmental Groups: Clean-ups are Not Enough!

Today, September 21, is the International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) when thousands of volunteers gathered to clean-up the coasts of Manila Bay. The ICCD, which is celebrated every third Saturday of September, is a yearly global event that mobilizes one of the largest volunteer efforts to clean shorelines, seabed and inland waterways. This year, the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) and the coastline of Roxas Boulevard were selected as the sites for the event.

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 14:43

Multi-awarded actor endorses clean-up of Manila Bay

Versatile and multi-awarded actor, Raymond Bagatsing, stars in a series of public service announcements (PSAs) for the upcoming International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD). The PSAs were launched in the social media aiming to inspire people to protect Manila Bay and our marine resources against trash and impending reclamation projects

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:45

Celebrating Earth Day: The Freedom Island coastal clean-up

Published in the Philippine Online Chronicles
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 15:27 Angela Colmenares
http://www.thepoc.net/poc-presents/the-oy-project/73-poc-youth-articles/...

More than 200 people, mostly environmentalists, celebrated the Earth Day with a whole day coastal clean-up at the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) last April 20, 2013.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 10:23

Green Groups Pursue Contempt Charges vs RWS & Government for Re-Export of Dolphins; Resorts World Sentosa Counters With SLAPP Suit

In a hearing last 8 March 2013, environmental groups and animal welfare organizations pursued contempt charges against Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) as well as the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for allowing the re-export of 25 dolphins last year. One dolphin died enroute to Singapore.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 09:47

ACTIVISTS HOLD MEMORIAL FOR DEAD DOLPHIN, BLAMES RWS & GOVERNMENT FOR DEATH

Environment and animal welfare activists in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand held simultaneous memorials today for Wen Wen, the 10-year old male dolphin that died enroute to Singapore from the Philippines last 22 November 2012.

Wen Wen, one of 25 dolphins from the Philippines is currently the subject of an on-going case for the violation of the Wildlife Act or RA 9147. Activists condemned the hasty transfer of the dolphins to Singapore despite the on-going case.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 09:47

ACTIVISTS HOLD MEMORIAL FOR DEAD DOLPHIN, BLAMES RWS & GOVERNMENT FOR DEATH

Environment and animal welfare activists in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand held simultaneous memorials today for Wen Wen, the 10-year old male dolphin that died enroute to Singapore from the Philippines last 22 November 2012.

Wen Wen, one of 25 dolphins from the Philippines is currently the subject of an on-going case for the violation of the Wildlife Act or RA 9147. Activists condemned the hasty transfer of the dolphins to Singapore despite the on-going case.