A Philippine Long Tailed Macaque was turned-over to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Tayabas by a local resident of Brgy. San Agustin, Tiaong, Quezon with the help of its Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENRO) Lani Limbo.

Immediately after the turn over, the wildlife was brought to the Provincial Veterinarian of Quezon, where it was medically diagnosed and inspected. Based on the findings, the wildlife is active, responsive and with a good body condition, however, its left forelimb had an injury and was recommended to undergo rehabilitation. After a month of recovery, the said wildlife had undergone another medical examination where he had shown full recovery and recommended to be released back to its natural habitat. Last February, the wildlife was released by the Enforcement and Monitoring Section of CENRO Tayabas in Brgy. Ilayang Bukal, Tayabas City, in close coordination with Protected Area Superintendent Josephine M. Barrion of Mts. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape (MBSCPL) and City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Melvin Rada of Tayabas City.

This activity is in line with the RA 9147 or the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act of 2001 in order to preserve and encourage ecological balance and biological diversity for the preservation and protection of wildlife species and their natural habitats.

CENRO Tayabas continuously calls for these types of incidents to be reported in order to protect and conserve our biodiversity.