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DENR saves 11 ‘bayawak’ openly sold in Pampanga

/ 05:02 AM September 12, 2020

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — At least 11 “bayawak” (Luzon monitor lizards) being peddled on a highway in the coastal town of Sasmuan were recovered by environment personnel in Pampanga province.

The lizards came from Lubao town and nearby Bataan province, according to a report from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Luzon.

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The peddlers are facing charges for violation of Republic Act No. 9147, or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, which imposes a penalty of one-year imprisonment and P1-million maximum fine. —TONETTE OREJAS

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TAGS: Bayawak, DENR, endangered species, Luzon monitor lizard, Pampanga, wildlife
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