Group commits $1.8 M to conserve Cagayan eel
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An international conservationist group has committed $1.8 million to save the endangered eel species of Cagayan province from extinction. The Philippine Information Agency regional office in Tuguegarao City said the funds, to be provided by the London-based Global Conservation International (GCI), will be used in the conduct of biodiversity and threat assessment and mitigation, and for livelihood and international trade. Matthew Gollocks, of the Zoology Society of London, and Joyce Wu of Traffic East Taiwan were in town last week for a meeting with fishery officials headed by Jovita Ayson, regional director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
Lagasca, C. (2013, June 4). Group commits $1.8 M to conserve Cagayan eel. The Philippine Star, p. A-23.
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