13 rare animals seized from wildlife trader
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After three years of skirting law enforcers through the underbelly of online wildlife trafficking, a man notorious for selling endangered animals on Facebook was finally nabbed on Friday by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Manila. Sharon Jonjon Lim, known among wildlife collectors on Facebook as Ron Mil, will be facing charges of possession and sale of wildlife under Republic Act No. 9147, said NBI environmental crime division chief Czar Eric Nuqui. These include three peregrine falcons, which are forbidden from being traded under the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, said Philippine Center for Terrestrial and Aquatic Research executive director Emerson Sy. The other animals were six sulcata tortoises, two red-sided eclectus parrots and two iguanas.
Subingsubing, K. (2019, August 24). 13 rare animals seized from wildlife trader. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A5.
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Animal welfare; Rare species; Freshwater turtles; Sulcata; National Bureau of Investigation (NBI); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; Philippine Center for Terrestrial and Aquatic Research; Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB); Lim, Sharon Jonjon; Nuqui, Czar Eric; Sy, Emerson; Demelletes, Rogelio Jr.
- Philippine Daily Inquirer