One Southeast Asian Box Turtle (𝘊𝘶𝘰𝘳𝘢 𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) was retrieved by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), after it was turned over by Mrs. Ma. Lourdes and Mr. Arjie Lim of Bgy. Matahimik, Puerto Princesa City on June 22, 2021.
Mrs. Lim and her son, found the turtle while it was crossing the street of El Nido at around 4:00 PM on June 19, 2021. They said that they were heading home after checking out their business project in the said town when they saw the turtle on the street. Thinking something bad might happen to the wildlife species if left alone, they took and brought it to their home.
They voluntarily turned over the turtle to the PCSDS on June 22, 2021 as they heeded the advice of Arjie’s wife to turn over the wildlife species to the agency where it can be protected and properly taken care of.
The Southeast Asian Box turtle is listed as “Endangered Species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521.
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.