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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Tubbataha Reef

Protected pangolins seized from Philippine boat

Philippine authorities have seized 23 protected scaly anteaters found hidden in a cargo boat, in the second case of suspected trafficking of the species in a month, officials said.

Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 5:28pm

Chinese poachers could face 20 years over pangolins

Twelve suspected Chinese poachers could face up to 20 years in prison for possession of hundreds of dead pangolins or scaly anteaters, Philippine wildlife authorities said on Wednesday.

The boat carrying the 12 Chinese men ran aground on Tubbataha marine park, a Unesco World Heritage-listed coral reef near Palawan, last week.

17 Apr 2013 - 8:36pm 1 comment

Philippines discovers pangolins on Chinese poacher boat

The Philippine coast guard said on Monday it had found hundreds of frozen scaly anteaters, or pangolins, in the cargo hold of a Chinese boat that ran aground in a protected marine sanctuary last week.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chinese fishing boat runs aground in Philippines reef

A Chinese fishing boat has run aground on a World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines, roughly 1,600 kilometres from China’s nearest major landmass, authorities said on Tuesday.

The vessel, with 12 crew members, was found stranded in the shallows of Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea just before midnight on Monday, coast guard spokesman Lieutenant Commander Arman Balilo said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am