Two Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) personnel, Col. Glenn B Destriza, Ret., Head of Enforcement Unit and John Carlo Roquid, Wildlife and Environmental Crime Investigator, attended an Advanced Digital Forensics Training sponsored by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at Quezon City on March 6-10, 2023. This training was designed to help government enforcement agencies to develop their skills and knowledge in gathering and examining digital evidence for investigation and other enforcement activities, as well as in prosecuting environmental crimes. Other participants are personnel and officers from DOJ-National Prosecution Service, Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), Environmental Law Enforcement and Protection Service (ELEPS), and other regional offices, Philippine National Police-Maritime Group, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), and Bureau of Customs (BOC).
The participants were also trained in using the AXIOM software developed by MAGNET Forensics for processing and examining digital evidence.
Several equipment were likewise donated by the UNODC on the last day of training and were turned-over to the DENR-BMB for subsequent distribution to other participating government agencies.