Critically-endangered turtles saved
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Environment protection officials in Palawan rescued over the weekend at least 979 rare and critically endangered turtles that were supposed to be sold in the Chinese black market. The turtles were confiscated from the possession of suspected wildlife traffickers Joel Sulayaw, Gerald Favila and Benjie Dimasupil at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday in Barangay Old Guinlo, northern town of Taytay. The raiding team, composed of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development enforcers and members of the Provincial Law Enforcement Task Force, brought the turtles to Puerto Princesa on Monday for inventory and proper disposition.
Critically-endangered turtles saved. (2015, October 20). The Manila Times, p. A7.
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Rare species; Animal welfare; Search and rescue; Freshwater turtles; Environmental legislation; Palawan Council for Sustainable Development; Provincial Law Enforcement Task Force; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Sulayaw, Joel; Favila, Gerald; Dimasupil, Benjie; Taytay; Puerto Princesa
- The Manila Times