One Southeast Asian Box turtle (𝘊𝘶𝘰𝘳𝘢 𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) was turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) by Mr. Rolan Tindog of Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City on Monday, December 6, 2021.
Said turtle listed as “Endangered Species” under Resolution no. 15-521, was found by Mr. Tindog along the North National Highway in Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City on November 5, 2021.
According to Mr. Tindog, he had no idea about the existing law that protects these types of wildlife but he has turned it over to the PCSDS for proper care. He also said that in case he sees any more wild animals, he will immediately take them to the authorities.
The surrendered species has a curved carapace length of 19 cms and curved carapace width of 17 cms.
The PCSDS urges 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 other concerns.