Concerned citizen turns over one Philippine Monkey

by | Jul 10, 2022

One Juvenile Philippine Long-tailed Macaque or Philippine Monkey (π˜”π˜’π˜€π˜’π˜€π˜’ 𝘧𝘒𝘴𝘀π˜ͺ𝘀𝘢𝘭𝘒𝘳π˜ͺ𝘴 𝘴𝘴𝘱. π˜—π˜©π˜ͺ𝘭π˜ͺ𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴π˜ͺ𝘴) was turned over by JayMark Orubia of Sitio Leba Bgy.Liminangcong, Taytay, Palawan, to the PCSDS-Taytay Wildlife Trafficking Monitoring Officer on June 28, 2022.

The said monkey was found by Mr. Orubia and his peers crying while being trapped in a net together with its dead mother in a β€œSlash-and-Burn” or β€œKaingin” area. Out of pity for the monkey’s unfortunate situation, Mr. Orubia took the wildlife species into their homes to take care of it. His parents informed the PCSDS WTMO-Liminangcong staff about what transpired, and the latter immediately conducted a verification and rescue operation of said wildlife species. The wildlife species is now being taken care of said WTMO-Taytay staff for its protection and rehabilitation.

The Philippine Long-tailed Macaque or Philippine Monkey is listed as an β€œEndangered Species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521.

The PCSDS is urging persons who happen to find or rescue wildlife to turn them over to our office, which can be contacted thru PCSDS Wildlife Enforcement Unit (WEU) hotline numbers 09319642128 (TNT) and 09656620248 (TM) or thru PCSDS Front Desk hotline numbers 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). You may also send a message to our Facebook page with your concerns.