Two Southeast Asian Box turtles (𝘊𝘶𝘰𝘳𝘢 𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) were turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) by Mr. Ricardo Ancheta of Barangay Bagong Pag-asa and Ms. Jessa Adenig of Barangay San Manuel, Puerto Princesa City on November 5 and November 8, 2021, respectively.
The first turtle was found by Mr. Ancheta on November 1, 2021, in his backyard. He revealed that it is his fourth time handing over such a kind of wildlife species to the PCSDS.
The second turtle was found by Ms. Adenig at Manalo Extension area, Puerto Princesa City while on her way to work on November 7, 2021.
The rescued turtles were brought home by Mr. Ancheta and Ms. Adenig to ensure their safety before turning them over to PCSDS.
The two Southeast Asian Box turtles, listed as “Endangered Species” under the PCSD Resolution 15-521, were in good shape when they were turned over to the PCSDS.
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.