One Variable Monitor Lizard (𝘝𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) and one Blue-naped Parrot (𝘛𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘴 𝘭𝘶𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) were turned over by Mr. Larry Bacaro of Lomboy Street, Barangay San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, and Mr. Ronnel M. Cabibit of Sitio Dinungan, Barangay San Miguel, Linapacan, Palawan to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) on March 30 and April 1, 2022, respectively.
The Variable Monitor Lizard was found by Mr. Bacaro near the poultry area in Barangay San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, where he is working at around 3:30 PM on March 30, 2022. Seeing that the wildlife species might cause harm and endanger the chicks in the poultry area, Mr. Bacaro captured the wildlife species and turned it over to the PCSDS office. The wildlife species was then brought to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) on the same day.
The Variable Monitor Lizard is in good shape, measures 120 cm, and weighs 2.8 kg.
The Blue-naped Parrot was turned over by Mr. Cabibit to Mr. Deo C. Fajardo, the Wildlife Trafficking Monitoring Unit (WTMU) Officer of Linapacan, Palawan, on April 1, 2022. Mr. Cabibit had rescued the bird while its wings were still broken and cared for it for three months before handing over the wildlife species to Mr. Fajardo. Then, the wildlife species was handed over to Ms. Aiza Arangorin of the Species Habitat and Management Section of the PCSDS, who brought the wildlife Species to the PWRCC.
The Variable Monitor Lizard is listed as an “Endangered Species,” and the Blue-naped Parrot is listed as “Critically Endangered Species” under the 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 with your concerns.