One Philippine Long-tailed Macaque or Philippine Monkey (𝘔𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘤𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) and one Palawan Pangolin (𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) were turned over by Mr. Darwin Fabon, a crew of M/V Cristine, and Mr. Lim Bryan Kutat of Provincial Environment Natural Resources Office (PENRO) to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) on March 5 and March 10, 2022, respectively.
Mr. Fabon approached and handed over the said monkey to Mr. Deo C. Fajardo, the PCSDS WTMU Officer of Linapacan, who was inspecting outgoing marine products bound for Manila on March 5, 2022.
Mr. Fabon narrated that the wildlife species was given to him by a certain resident of Bgy. Panlaitan, Busuanga, Palawan while they were unloading in the said area. He immediately turned over the wildlife species to Mr. Fajardo upon knowing that possessing such wildlife species is illegal under RA 9147, also known as the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.”
Meanwhile, the Palawan Pangolin was turned over by Mr. Lim Bryan Kutat of the PENRO to the PCSDS on March 10, 2022.
Both the Philippine Long-tailed Macaque and Palawan Pangolin are in good shape and were released back to their natural habitat following a thorough observation and health check on March 7 and March 10, 2022, respectively.
The Philippine Long-tailed Macaque is in good shape and weighs approximately 750 grams. The Palawan Pangolin weighs 1.7 Kg and measures 86.36 cm in length.
The Philippine Long-tailed Macaque is listed as an “Endangered Species,” and the Palawan Pangolin is listed as “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 hotline numbers 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). You may also send a message to our Facebook page for your concerns.