The DENR PENRO Rizal, through its Monitoring and Enforcement Section headed by Forester Benito L. Dolor, deputized several wildlife officers from the City Environment and Waste Management Officer (CEWMO) of Antipolo City and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer of municipalities of Antipolo City, Binangonan, Cardona, and Taytay.
The activity aims to emphasize the importance of properly handling various kinds of wildlife animals. Mr. Leonardo Punzal, Wildlife Enforcer of PENRO Rizal, discussed several topics including the common wildlife animals being captured and surrendered to the office, the proper way of handling, and appropriate materials to use for each wildlife species. He also provided the guidelines and protocols on how to report the illegal act of selling and possession of wildlife. After the discussion, an actual demonstration of the proper way to capture a reticulated python using a snake tong was used as an example.
This activity also aims to strengthen the implementation of the Republic Act no. 9147, known as an act providing for the conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats.