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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Philippines Tarsier

Philippine Tarsier is the smallest primate in the world. It is critically endangered species here in the Philippines. They can turn their head into 180 degrees. The Philippine government made a conservation efforts to save the Philippines Tarsier to extinction. Several legislations have been passed to protect and conserve the Philippine Tarsier. DENR Administrative Order No. 38, Series of 1991 (DAO No. 38) included the Philippine Tarsier among the national protected wildlife species and proposed its listing under Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). More over, the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group had given the species Conservation Priority Rating 4, which means that the species is highly vulnerable and threatened by habitat destruction and/or hunting. The Philippine Tarsier Foundation Inc. based in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines, is spearheading the campaign to preserve the Philippine Tarsier. Under a Memorandum of Agreement with the DENR signed on April 27, 1997, its mission is: to establish a forest reserve on the island of Bohol which shall serve as the sanctuary of the Philippine Tarsier; to protect and manage the tarsier sanctuary through the active participation of local communities; to establish and maintain a wildlife research laboratory for the study of the ecology and biology of the Philippine Tarsier; to establish and maintain visitor facilities for ecotourism and disseminate information material about the Philippine Tarsier with emphasis on the species' protection and conservation."


SO LETS SAVE THE PHILIPPINE TARSIER TO EXTINCTION BY SUPPORTING ALL THE CONSERVATION EFFORTS TO SAVE THIS ENDANGERED SPECIES.

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