One 4-Kg Variable Monitor Lizard (𝘝𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) was turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) by Mr. Mark Joseph Martinez and Mr. Elvin Santiago of New City Commercial Center (NCCC) and Ms. Anna Marie Dadaeg, Barangay Secretary of Bgy. Maningning, Puerto Princesa City on August 11, 2021.
Said reptile, listed as “Endangered Species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521, was found by the NCCC staff on August 10, 2021, at Gate 3 of the shopping mall situated in Bgy. Maningning, Puerto Princesa City.
The reptile was first seen last week near the business establishment, according to Mr. Martinez, but it was only on August 10, 2021, that they were able to recover it. They immediately coordinated with the officials of Barangay Maningning, Puerto Princesa City for the retrieval of the wildlife species on that day.
Ms. Dadaeg was joined by Mr. Martinez and Mr. Santiago in turning over the wildlife species to the PCSDS on August 11, 2021. On the same day, the Variable Monitor Lizard, approximately 1.5 meters long, was brought to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) for its rehabilitation.
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