Two Asian Palm Civet pups (𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘹𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘴) were turned over by Mr. Rob and Mrs. Jacqueline Martin of Port Barton, Palawan to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) on March 1, 2021.
The first Asian Palm Civet has a length of 41 cms and a width of 8 cms. The second Asian Palm Civet has a length of 45 cms and a width of 7 cms. The left eye of the first Civet was found to have a problem.
In an interview with Ms. Analyn Fernandez, the PCSD Wildlife Trafficking Monitoring Officer, Mrs. Martin narrated that her friend Ms. Agathe Debruille, co-president of AB Conservation, an NGO dedicated to the protection of the bearcat, was contacted by those who captured the two Civets in the forest of Port Barton. Those who caught the Civets did not know how and where to turn over the two Civets because of the travel restrictions and ongoing protocols set by the government because of the pandemic so they asked for Ms. Debruille’s help. Since there were no wildlife enforcers who could help them with their dilemma, Ms. Debruille asked Mrs. Jacqueline and Mr. Rob Martin to fetch the wildlife species themselves to PCSDS.
Mrs. Jacqueline and Mr. Rob Martin are two passionate animal advocates who founded the Street Dog Sanctuary in Port Barton, Palawan. They cared for the two Civets as much as they cared for all the dogs under their custody. They were willing to extend help and go beyond what is expected of them to ensure the health and safety of wildlife species, something that a genuine animal advocate would do and can relate with.
The two Asian Palm Civets were brought to the PWRCC on the same day for their rehabilitation.
The Asian Palm Civets are listed as “Least Concern” species in the IUCN Red List. If you happen to find any wildlife creature within your vicinity, please report it immediately to our office 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.