One Juvenile Philippine Long-tailed Macaque or Philippine Monkey (𝘔𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘤𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘴𝘱. 𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) 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 “Slash-and-Burn” or “Kaingin” 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 “Endangered 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.