One Southeast Asian Box Turtle turned Over to PCSDS

by | Jun 10, 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 retrieved by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), after it was turned over by Ms. Mercy Liza Dacuan of Bgy. Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City on June 9, 2021.

Said turtle, listed as โ€œEndangered Speciesโ€ under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521, was found by Ms. Dacuanโ€™s family in the vicinity of their house on June 8, 2021. Knowing how important it is to conserve such endangered species, Ms. Dacuan reported the incident to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC). The PWRCC then coordinated with the PCSD Staff for the retrieval of the turtle, which took place on June 9, 2021.

The Southeast Asian Box turtle has a curved carapace length of 19.3 cms., curved carapace width of 18.4 cms. and weighs 500 grams.

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 for your concerns.