Last month, we captured certain species through our camera traps, and we are delighted to reveal these exceptional discoveries. Among them is the Philippine Pangolin (Manis culionensis), classified as "critically endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and in Resolution 2015-521 of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD). This species faces poaching for its scales, organs, and skin, as well as habitat destruction due to logging. The presence of this species in our study area is a cause for celebration, and we are proud to share this beautiful photo.😍
Additionally, we have detected the Palawan Hornbill, classified as "vulnerable" by the IUCN (2016) and as "endangered" by the PCSD. This species is threatened by hunting for food, the live bird trade, and habitat destruction. Much like the binturong, the Palawan Hornbill primarily feeds on fruits, such as figs. 🫐 On this tree, we also observed numerous civets, which is evidence of the harmonious coexistence of various species in our study area.
These serendipitous discoveries further strengthen our commitment to continue our mission of biodiversity conservation and protecting endangered species. Each scientific advancement brings us one step closer to achieving this goal.🌿🌍