TACLOBAN CITY-The Regional Wildlife Rescue Center (RWRC) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-8) now serves as an educational place for the conservation of wildlife in the region.
DENR-8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca said that the RWRC located within the premises of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Barangay Baras, Palo town serves as the rehabilitation area for confiscated, rescued, and abandoned wildlife species found within the region.
Sibbaluca said that while the wildlife species are housed at the center for proper care, it is open for educational tours and family trips.
“Everyone is invited to take the opportunity of seeing wildlife animals while they are still in captivity at the center,” Sibbaluca said.
Sibbaluca said that the confiscated animals are released into their natural habitat as soon as they are fit and healthy.
At present the center is taking care of several kinds of birds, wild cats, snakes, monkeys, and other animals.
With many kinds of wildlife being taken care of, the center looks like at the same time a mini zoo wherein anyone can see and observe.
Sibbaluca said that the RWRC has been relocated from its previous location in Babatngon, Leyte after it was totally damaged by supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ in 2013.