As seen on the March 2020 issue of Philippine Tribune
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, Philippines — Over a ton of giant clam shells were seized by local authorities from illegal wildlife traders at Barangay Carsian in Taytay town in Palawan province.
A belated report said that suspects underwent inquest proceedings for “collecting, hunting, or possessing wildlife, their by-products, and derivatives” in violation of the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act (Republic Act No. 9147). The giant clams were identified all classified as protected species. Ω
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