𝐏𝐂𝐒𝐃𝐒 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞

by | May 2, 2023

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) Legal Services Section and Species and Wildlife Habitat Section recently played a critical role in a Wildlife Handling Rescue and Release training held at Ursula Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan.

The event was initiated by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Brooke’s Point and saw a diverse group of participants, including personnel from various government agencies such as PAMO DENR-CENRO Brooke’s Point, MENRO, MAO, Municipal Tourism, PNP Maritime Group, Coast Guard, CBNC, RTNMC, and selected PAMB members.

During the training, Mr. Fidel Laurente of the Legal Services Section served as a resource speaker and discussed the key features of R.A. 9147 and PCSD Administrative Order No. 12, as amended. Meanwhile, Ms. Sheena Millendez of the Species and Wildlife Habitat Section presented on the topics of Wildlife Handling and Rescue and Release Protocol.

The attendees had the opportunity to learn about the proper handling and rescue of wildlife and the necessary steps for their safe release into their natural habitat. With the increasing concern for wildlife protection, such training is crucial in ensuring that people who work in areas with a high occurrence of wildlife are equipped with the knowledge and skills to respond appropriately to situations that may arise.

The PCSDS staff played a vital role in the success of the event, and their expertise in legal matters and wildlife habitat management were valuable contributions to the training. This kind of collaborative effort among government agencies is essential in promoting the sustainable management and protection of Palawan’s biodiversity.