𝐄𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐎𝐰𝐥 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐥 𝐍𝐢𝐝𝐨, 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧

by | Jun 4, 2024

On 31 May 2024, an adult Spotted Wood Owl, an endangered species, was rescued and turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) by the El Nido DENR-PAMO staff at 4:30 pm. The owl was initially found by construction worker Mr. Raiyen Baladjay and Project Engineer Engr. Datukong G. Magansakan at the Spin Expansion Project site in Brgy. Maligaya, El Nido. The bird, discovered on the ground at 1:10 pm, appeared weak and unable to stand or fly, likely due to excessive sunlight exposure.

The owl was handed over to Park Ranger Hero Jeff Isidro of DENR PAMO at 1:18 pm. After examination, Mr. Isidro confirmed that the owl had no injuries. Further inspection by the El Nido DMD-North Staff corroborated this finding. The Spotted Wood Owl is protected under Republic Act No. 9147, also known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, and is listed as an endangered species under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521.