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2014-02-13 12:21:36

Palawan project will protect habitat for critically endangered species in one of the oldest, most diverse forests in Southeast Asia WARRENTON, Va., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rainforest Trust, a nonprofit conservation organization focused on protecting threatened tropical lands and saving endangered species, has announced a new project to create an 80,000-acre reserve on Palawan Island in the Philippines. Rainforest Trust and its local partner, the Center for...

2013-06-12 23:27:23

Agoda.com, Asia´s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is showcasing a selection of great hotels in Palawan, one of the Philippines´ most beautiful provinces and a top beach and island destination for vacationers from around the world. To see the selection, visit http://www.agoda.com/PerfectPalawan Singapore (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Agoda.com, Asia´s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN),...

Discovery Of The Week: Purple Philippine Freshwater Crabs
2012-04-24 08:05:43

The Philippines is the setting for the latest spectacular discovery: Four new species of crabs, most of which have purplish shells and live in lowland-forest ecosystems, discovered by a team of German scientists, reports National Geographic. The four new discoveries, all of which are found only on the island of Palawan, were co-discovered and described by Hendrik Freitag of Germany´s Senckenberg Museum of Zoology. “In the Aqua Palawana research program I am head of, we have...

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2009-06-26 12:10:00

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Friday inducted the Wadden Sea and Italy's Dolomites to its World Heritage List of protected regions. Additionally, the committee named the Philippines' Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as an extension to the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park added to the World Heritage List in 1993. The appointments were made due to recommendations from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). UNESCO made the announcement on the fifth...

2009-03-23 01:57:00

SINGAPORE, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Malaysian government announced a huge stimulus package on March 10, 2009. The first package announced in November 2008 was generally considered to be too timid and too little. The second package is to be implemented over two years and commits RM 60 billion (US$16.2 billion) to stimulating the economy. What opportunities can the energy & power industry expect from this package? (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO)...

2008-09-08 00:00:25

KOTA KINABALU: Sarawak and Sabah should ask the Federal Government to raise oil royalty from the present 5 to 25 per cent effective from Jan 1 this year. Former Sabah chief minister Datuk Harris Mohd Salleh said in a letter dated Sept 2 that the Sabah and Sarawak state assemblies should pass a motion at their next sitting. The letter, which was addressed to the chief ministers and assemblymen of the two states, was made available to the media yesterday. Harris listed three reasons for...

2008-08-08 03:00:32

By Jaswinder Kaur KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) has been given the green light to conduct a detailed environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the possible construction of a coal-fired power plant in Sandakan. In a statement issued yesterday, the state Economic Planning Unit said the findings would be published to enable the people to give their comments. "The state government is of the view that at the very least, SESB should be given the opportunity to conduct an EIA...

2008-08-05 00:00:18

KOTA KINABALU: An integrated pig farm zone is needed in Sabah to ensure better control. Consumer Association of Sabah and Labuan president Datuk Patrick Sindu said unless the government was able to enforce all regulations effectively, it would be best to set up a pig farm equipped with facilities for an integrated operation. The integrated pig farm should be located away from human settlements so that communities will not suffer when livestock breeders flout the laws and discharge...

2008-07-28 00:00:31

KOTA KINABALU: Businesses are worried about electricity shortage which is expected to reach crisis level in three years, Sabah United Chinese Chamber of Commerce president Datuk Seri Sari Nuar Tan said. "Without electricity, how are we going to build more infrastructure? "How are we going to invite foreign investors and how are we going to build hotels for tourists? "Electricity shortage is a problem that we have been facing for a long time and we have been asking the government to solve...

2008-07-02 09:00:55

Philippines, Spain to drill oil, gas in Sulu Sea MANILA, July 1 (Xinhua) -- A Philippine oil company has partnered a Spanish gas producer to explore the energy reserves around Balabac island, to the southwest of the province of Palawan, local media reported Tuesday. Burgundy Global Exploration Corp. (BGEC), a private Philippine oil firm, has entered an agreement with Madrid-headquartered Union Fenosa Gas, SA of Spain to tap oil and gas under the Sulu Sea, national Tv network GMA News...