Wildlife and COVID-19: What the public can do

Experts who have been studying the link between wildlife and the Covid-19 pandemic have identified man's greed as the culprit.

The Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources has stepped-up efforts to curb wildlife trafficking, the fourth most lucrative illegal business in the world after drugs, human trafficking and arms smuggling.

As Covid-19 continues to rampage across the globe, here’s what the public should know and can do.


Human activity, not global warming, bigger threat to endangered marine life, experts say

The sea turtle, commonly known as pawikan in the Philippines, is an endangered marine animal yet it…

Wildlife to COVID-19: The Real Culprits

Eating bats, particularly its wings, drive evil spirits away, according to a popular Philippines…

Trafficking Casewatch

VERA Files monitored the progress of human trafficking cases from arrest to prosecution and…

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