How dolphins shaped environmental laws, protected Benham Rise

MANILA, Philippines— In 2007, environmental lawyers led by Atty. Benjamin Cabrido Jr, took the initiative to serve the most unlikely clients: dolphins, whales, and porpoises.

For almost 8 years, they argued in court and insisted that oil exploration, development and exploitation of resources by Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd. (Japex) …
Source: Politics