Two endangered Southeast Asian box turtles were turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) recently by a local resident who found them inside his yard in Barangay Tiniguiban.
The PCSD, in a Facebook post, said the turtle (Cuora amboinensis) was found by Christian Joel Ladica, resident of Purok Kaakbayan in the said barangay.
One turtle measures 20 cms, weighs 700 grams and 20 cms in width, while the other is 20 cms, 21 cms in width, and has a weight of 750 grams.
The PCSD said the Southeast Asian box turtle is classified as “endangered” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521.
The PCSD hotline numbers for reporting endangered species are: 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). Messages can also be sent to report through their FB page https://www.facebook.com/pcsd7611/