One Southeast Asian Box turtle (𝘊𝘶𝘰𝘳𝘢 𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) was turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) by Ms. Nikki Rosario of Green Valley subdivision, Barangay San Jose, Puerto Princesa City on August 26, 2021.
Said turtle, listed as “Endangered Species” under the PCSD Resolution 15-521, was found by Ms. Rosario, moving on the ground along the highway near the Bgy. San Manuel Elementary School on August 22, 2021, at around 4 PM.
Ms. Rosario explained that she was afraid that something bad would happen to the turtle if it was left alone, so she took it and brought it to her house. However, a friend of hers, who works at the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), advised her to turn over the wildlife species to the PCSDS so that it can be protected and properly cared for.
The Southeast Asian Box turtle, which is in perfect shape, has a curved carapace length of 9.5 cms and curved carapace width of 8 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.