As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Coal plant in Palawan poses threat to endangered Philippine Cockatoo, group says


Is electrocuting the Philippine cockatoo, locally known as the Katala, the price Palaweños are willing to pay for charging their mobile phones and laptops?

This is the envisioned trade-off that the non-governmental organization Katala Foundation Inc. (KFI) worries about If a proposed 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant were to be built in the coastal barangay of Panacan in Narra town in southern Palawan.

The power plant's proposed location on the Palawan mainland is about one kilometer from the Rasa Island Wildlife Sanctuary, which harbors the critically endangered Katala as well as other threatened species like the grey imperial pigeon, the marine turtle, and the dugong.

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