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03 September 2020

PRESSURE ON THE PHILIPPINE FOREST TURTLE CONTINUES

Manila, Philippines. Demand for the illegal pet trade continues to be a key threat to the Philippine Forest Turtle Siebenrockiella leytensis, prized by collectors for its uniqueness and placed amongst the world’s Top 25 most endangered turtles.



07 August 2020

"GOLD" SUCCESSFULLY BREEDS AFTER FOUR YEARS

Dumaran, Palawan. A cockatoo hatchling, which was rescued in 2016 from starvation brought by the lack of food due to extreme dry months, bred after successfully released back to its original site in Dumaran Island Critical Habitat. "Gold" is named after the color of his leg band which bears the number DENR 055-16 is a female Philippine Cockatoo, which weighed only 60g when rescued back in May 2016.



28 June 2020

MEET THE FILIPINO WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONIST WHO IS SAVING A FAST VANISHING COCKATOO

With the help of ex-poachers and prisoners, Indira and other conservationists of the Katala Foundation are protecting the critically endangered Philippine Cockatoo.

- An article from worldatlas.com by Oishimaya Sen Nag



03 December 2019

COCKATOOS RELEASED IN DUMARAN ISLAND TO HELP SOLVE RECRUITMENT

Five Philippine Cockatoos were released by the Katala Foundation Incorporated (KFI) in Dumaran Island Critical Habitat, Palawan on November 29, 2019 as part of their effort to alleviate the recurring problem of low recruitment in the wild population of Katala on the island.



29 November 2018

PETER WIDMANN BESTOWED CROSS OF THE ORDER OF MERIT BY GERMANY

Peter Widmann was bestowed the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz) in November 28, 2018. German President Franz-Walter Steinmeier  through the German Ambassador H.E. Dr. Gordon Kricke awarded the recognition in Puerto Princesa, Palawan for Mr. Widmann's extraordinary accomplishments particularly on biodiversity protection and conservation.



03 October 2018

DR. PETER AND INDIRA WIDMANN RECEIVE THE NORTH OF ENGLAND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY'S HIGHEST AWARD

Credit: Chester Zoo Website

 



Credit: Whitley Fund for Nature

19 May 2017

INDIRA LACERNA-WIDMANN RECEIVES THE 2017 WHITLEY AWARD PRESENTED BY HRH THE PRINCESS ROYAL

Indira Lacerna-Widmann is the winner of the Whitley Award donated by Notting Hill Preparatory School with her  work "Partnering with prisoners to safeguard the Critically Endangered Philippine cockatoo". The 2017 Whitley Awards Ceremony was held on 18th May at The Royal Geographical Society in London. The Ceremony was hosted by Tom Heap with the Whitley Awards presented to the winners by WFN Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, in front of over 500 guests. Click here for the photos and video of Indira's work.

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