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Wildlife Byproducts in Puerto Princesa, Palawan Recovered by the Authorities

The authorities recovered wildlife byproducts at Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City in the famous island of Palawan.

The government agencies led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Palawan Council for Sustainable Development raided a boarding house in Puerto Princesa City and recovered several wildlife byproducts.

The government personnel found several sacks and boxes containing pangolin or known as balintong scales, sea turtle scutes as well as dried seadragon and seahorse in one of the room at the boarding house.

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The authorities are now conducting an investigation to find the owner of the wildlife byproducts. The officers are also tasked to conduct an inventory to determine the quantity of the recovered items.

According to studies, the sea products are expensive and could be sold at a high price in other countries. The items could be used as food additives and even in producing medicines.

The owner could face several charges for violating the Republic Act 9147 or Wildlife Resources, Conservation and Protection Act. This act aims to conserve and protect wildlife species and their habitats to promote ecological balance.

Wildlife Byproducts

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