MANILA, Philippines — The THE Philippines is blessed with abundant flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to the country. The animals are usually the target of poachers, hunters, collectors, hobbyists, and those ignorant of their true value, who simply catch them for food.
More than 40 species of these animals are now declared “critically endangered” and thus requiring vigilance from authorities to prevent their decimation.
To belong to the category of “critically endangered,” a particular species must not have more than 5,000 surviving members.
Since the government and various organizations worldwide had gone on a campaign to prevent catching these dwindling animals without permit, poaching has become the main culprit of concern.