Palawan endorses RP’s forest turtle study

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, May 1 (PNA) — The provincial board of Palawan has endorsed the project study conducted by the Katala Foundation, Inc. on the Philippine Forest Turtle, one of the most endangered turtle species in the world.
Katala Foundation, Inc., a non-profit, non-stock, non-government organization, has been active in protecting and conserving wildlife, particularly the Philippine cockatoo and other threatened endemic wildlife in Palawan.
Vice Governor David Ponce de Leon, in his resolution filed in its regular session last Tuesday, acknowledged the study of the Katala Foundation on the forest turtle (Heosemys leyensis), a rare species of freshwater turtle that had been rediscovered in the northern part of Palawan, particularly in Roxas and Taytay towns.

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