One Southeast Asian Box Turtle turned over to PCSDS

by | May 25, 2021

One Southeast Asian Box Turtle (๐˜Š๐˜ถ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด) was turned over by Mr. Brian Sherwin Bungay of Barangay Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) on May 24, 2021.

According to Mr. Bungay, he saw the said turtle, listed as โ€œEndangered Speciesโ€ under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521, at the vicinity of his house in Barangay Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City at around 8 PM on May 23, 2021. His friend from the City ENRO advised him to turn over the turtle to PCSD for its rehabilitation. Knowing that such action can help in conserving and protecting the turtle, he zealously agreed as he is an environmental advocate.

The Southeast Asian Box Turtle has a curved carapace length of 20.5 cms., curved carapace width of 21.4 cms., and weighs 550 grams.

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