One Variable Monitor Lizard (𝘝𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) was turned over by Mr. Christian Saulong of Barangay Tagumpay, Municipality of Coron, Palawan to the District Management Division – Calamian Office of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff on September 23, 2021.
Mr. Saulong, who works for PCBSI Port Terminal Management Corp in the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) of Coron and performs cargo reconciliation services, found the Variable Monitor Lizard wandering around the Coron port area on the same day. At around 5:51 PM on that day, he handed over the reptile to the PCSDS DMD Calamian office.
On September 24, 2021, the Variable Monitor Lizard, listed as “Endangered Species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521, was released back to its natural habitat.
The PCSDS urges persons who happen to find or rescue wildlife to turn them over to our office, which can be reached through 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.