One Crested Serpent Eagle (𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘢) and Pangolin (𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) were turned over by concerned citizens to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) on June 27 and June 28, 2022, respectively.
The Crested Serpent Eagle was found by Angelito C. Flores, a resident of Barangay San Manuel, while he was traveling to Barangay Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City at around 4:00 PM on June 27, 2022. He stated that the bird, which has obvious wounds on its neck and legs that were initially tied, was carried by children when he first saw it.
Concerned for the well-being of the injured wildlife species, he bought it from the children and took it right away to the City veterinarian for immediate medical attention. Then, he turned it over to the PCSDS for its rehabilitation.
The Pangolin was turned over by Jessie Rocamora Jr., Melvin Mondragon, and Diosdado V. Muñoz, the three linemen from National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR)-Puerto Princesa City Office. According to them, the guard from NAPOCOR found the wildlife species on the grounds of the NAPOCOR compound on June 27, 2022, at around 9:00 PM. They turned over the wildlife species the next day to the PCSDS to ensure its safety and protection from individuals who might harm, kill, and trade it for ill purposes.
The wildlife species measures 98 cm in length and weighs 2.69 Kg and is in good shape.
The Crested Serpent Eagle was brought to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) for its immediate rehabilitation. The Pangolin was released back to its natural habitat on June 28, 2022, after a thorough assessment of its health revealed that it is fit for release.
The Crested Serpent Eagle is listed as “Endangered Species, and the Pangolin is listed as a “Critically 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.