It is really sad to hear the news of Lolong dying in captivity. Not only of the townsfolk where he had spent his last days but generally the wildlife and biodiversity situation here in the Philippines. The Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau and the local government unit which captured the crocodile were not in good terms in terms of handling the world’s largest crocodile, somewhat, I do agree with PETA’s stance to release the crocodile to wild that can assure its physical health while in its natural habitat, but the problem however is that his natural habitat is now shared with the local people who occasionally fall prey to the crocodiles.
A total log ban is currently implemented and a national greening program is in place but searching the fsc.org website, there seems to be no fsc managed forest in the Philippines. There seems to be an irony in this, we were made to be believe that forests are properly managed yet none is certified that it is truly managed based on global standards.