CENRO vows to put a stop to wildlife trading in Puerto Princesa
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, July 2 (PNA) –- The City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) vowed to continue working hard to quell wildlife trading here, according to Rogelio Daquer, chief of the CENRO in Puerto Princesa.

Daquer said Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn has ordered strict monitoring and patrolling of areas that wildlife traders might be using as jump off points of their illegal trading from municipalities in southern and northern Palawan.
He however claimed that they were able to significantly reduce wildlife trading in the city, stressing that unscrupulous traders are now using the sea to bring their illegal business to Puerto Princesa.

“We believe that we have greatly reduced wildlife trading in Puerto Princesa. But these individuals engage in wildlife trading are now using the sea to continue their activities,” he said, adding it’s difficult to monitor and make arrests because of limited resources.

“Puerto Princesa has relatively small wildlife trading incidents and we had made successful arrests and confiscations. However, wildlife traders have become wise to use the sea to make it hard for us to detect them,” he said.

Right now, the Puerto Princesa Port is under close watch to make sure no wildlife traders and their cohorts could get pass security. Commonly traded wildlife in Palawan are talking mynahs, blue-nape parrots, Palawan cockatoo, and Palawan bear cats. (PNA)