Abra, Philippines — A total of 8 wildlife species have been released back into their natural habitat by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Bangued, Abra recently.
The species include four reticulated pythons, a giant golden-crowned flying fox which is considered to be endangered, two Philippine serpent eagles, and a Philippine long-tailed Macaque.
Two of the eight species were released by the CENRO Bangued this third week of July.
Based on their report, they freed the Philippine long-tailed Macaque around 12:15 PM on July 14, 2022, in a forest in the province.
They freed a Philippine serpent eagle around 3:30 PM on July 11, 2022, two days since it was found and turned over by a concerned citizen in the municipality.
CENRO Bangued assured that the Philippine serpent eagle was healthy, fit, and ready to return to its natural habitat as certified by the provincial veterinarian.
Abreolo Joey Languisan, the Officer-in-charge of CENRO Bangued, urged the public to report to their hotlines, (074)-614-8242/ (074)-614-5884 or 09359039464 as well as to Philippine National Police any wildlife-related crimes to ensure the protection of wildlife in the province.
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