One Southeast Asian Box Turtle (𝘊𝘶𝘰𝘳𝘢 𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) was retrieved by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) after it was turned over by Ms. Helen Alvarez of Brgy. Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City on June 16, 2021.
Said turtle, listed as “Endangered Species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521, was found by Ms. Alvarez at the vicinity of Acoba Agro Trading, her workplace which is situated at Brgy. Sta. Monica, at 6:45 PM on June 15, 2021. Being fond of nature and wildlife and knowing how important it is to conserve such endangered species, she reported the incident to the Facebook page of the PCSDS.
This is the second time that Ms. Alvarez had turned over a turtle to the PCSDS which is a testament to her genuine care for wildlife species.
The PCSD Staff went to Ms. Alvarez’s area to retrieve the turtle on June 16, 2021.
The Southeast Asian Box turtle has a curved carapace length of 19 cm, curved carapace width of 18.7 cms, and weighs 450 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.