Wildlife Poaching: Apprehended
July 28, 2018 – a truck carrying frozen and preserved wildlife was intercepted and its driver apprehended by the combined elements of the Philippine National Police and Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Community Environment and Natural Resources Office – PPC at the checkpoint station located in Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City.
The truck (RKT 807) was carrying:
21 pcs. Frozen Pangolin (Manis culionensis) meat
15 pcs. preserved Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
1 pc. Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Bag of Pangolin scales
The above mentioned species are classified as Critically Endangered in accordance with PCSD Resolution No. 15-521 (A Resolution Approving the 2014 Updated List of Terrestrial and Marine Wildlife in Palawan and their Categories Pursuant to RA 9147).
The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development filed a case under RA 9147, otherwise known as the Philippine Wildlife Act against the driver of the truck.
(DO NOT CROP PCSD WATERMARKS FROM THE PHOTOS AND GIVE PROPER CREDITS WHEN REUPLOADING)