PCSDS Wildlife Enforcement Team retrieves Palawan Hornbill, Philippine Civet Cat, and Reticulated Python

by | Feb 23, 2022

One Palawan Hornbill (𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘪), locally known as “Talusi,” one Philippine Palm Civet (𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘹𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴), locally known as “Musang,” and One Reticulated Python (𝘔𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘰𝘱𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘴), locally known as “Sawa,” were retrieved by the PCSDS Enforcement Team on February 14-15, 2022.

The Palawan Hornbill was turned over by Mr. Jonathan C. Ringgo of Barangay Calasaguen, Brooke’s Point, Palawan, to PCSDS Wildlife Trafficking Monitoring Office-Brooke’s Point on February 12, 2022. Mr. Ringgo was given the bird by a certain individual, but after his brother advised him that exporting threatened wildlife species to other locations is strictly prohibited by law, he decided to turn it over to PCSDS WTMO-Brooke’s Point. Consequently, the bird was handed over to the PCSDS Enforcement Team on February 14, 2022.

The Philippine Palm Civet was found by Ms. Alina Jaranilla of Barangay Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, while hunting food in her backyard on February 14, 2022. Ms. Jaranilla immediately informed the PCSDS Enforcement team about the incident via text to the PCSDS hotline numbers. On the same day, the PCSDS enforcement team was dispatched, and they recovered the wildlife species in the area by capturing it with a net.

The Reticulated Python was retrieved by the PCSDS Enforcement Team after receiving a report from a concerned citizen about its occurrence in Barangay Aramaywan, Narra, Palawan, on February 15, 2022. The snake, initially found in an enclosed cage, is allegedly owned by a certain Mr. Job Tabang. It measures 3.5 meters long and weighs about 20 Kg.

The Palawan Hornbill, Philippine Civet Cat, and the Reticulated Python are all in good shape and were brought to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) for their rehabilitation.

The Palawan Hornbill and the Reticulated Python are listed as “Endangered Species” under the 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 other concerns.