Philippine pangolin

The Philippine pangolin or Palawan pangolin, also known as the balintong (Manis culionensis), is a pangolin species endemic to the Palawan province of the Philippines. Its habitat includes primary and secondary forests, as well as surrounding grasslands. This species is moderately common within its limited range, but is at risk due to heavy hunting because of its valued scales and meat.
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r /> The Philippine pangolin is nocturnal and reclusive and tends to be solitary. While some of their time is spent on the ground foraging, Philippine pangolins tend to stay in trees. When threatened, they, like all pangolins, roll into a ball and rely on the protection provided by their scales.  Wiki

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  • Pangolin Conservation Project Launched

    Pangolin Conservation Project Launched

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Protect Wildlife project recently launched a study aimed at conserving the endangered Palawan pangolin.

    In close partnership with the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), the study is intended to help decision-makers and wildlife enforcers in formulating sound policies in terms of managing the habitat of the mammal.

    Dr. Florentino Tesoro of the USAID Protect Wildlife said a research study is now ongoing in the province, and its result will be the basis for the protection of the Palawan pangolin (Manis cu ...

  • Student Rescues Palawan Pangolin From Stray Dogs

    Student Rescues Palawan Pangolin From Stray Dogs

    A college student rescued an adult-sized pangolin in Barangay Luzviminda, Puerto Princesa City Tuesday.

    Estrelieta Longakit, a marine biology student, said stray dogs in the area were attacking the pangolin.

    She immediately turned over the pangolin to the custody of the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC), which identified it as a Palawan pangolin, known locally "balintong."

    The balintong is endemic in Palawan and can usually be found in the mainland and in adjacent islands including Busuanga, Calauit Island, Coron, Dumaran and Culion.

    The Palawan pangolin is li ...

  • A Movement For Earth Conservation

    A Movement For Earth Conservation

    A cluster of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is one of the world's most biodiverse countries. But it is also at the forefront of abuse and misuse, threats like trafficking, mining, and illegal fishing. The people in the affected communities also fall prey to these hazards because they are misinformed, left without a choice, and sometimes, indifferent.

    These same problems occur around the world. A presentation by the United States Agency International Development (USAID) at a press conference on March 6 painted a grim picture of the world we are living in: species are going extinct ...

  • Palawans Wildlife Receives Protection In Philippines Largest Critical Habitat Designation

    Palawans Wildlife Receives Protection In Philippines Largest Critical Habitat Designation

    One of the world's most critical and irreplaceable areas for unique and threatened wildlife??"in addition to the home to the last 200 ??" 300 members of the indigenous Batak tribe??"has received the largest critical habitat designation in the Philippines.

    The newly declared Cleopatra's Needle Critical Habitat, which protects more than 100,000 acres of forest on the lush island of Palawan, is the culmination of a three-year project led by the Centre for Sustainability, Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, City Environment and Natural Resources Office of Puerto Princesa and the Batak ...

  • Philippine Home Of Pangolin And Indigenous Tribe Wins Protection

    Philippine Home Of Pangolin And Indigenous Tribe Wins Protection

    Today it was announced that 101,766 acres of forestland on the island of Palawan in the Philippines will be protected, helping to save the most trafficked mammal in the world ??" the pangolin ??" as well as the last 200??"300 members of the indigenous Batak tribe.

    The newly declared Cleopatra's Needle Critical Habitat is now the largest critical habitat to be designated in the Philippines.

    "The critical habitat designation is made on the basis of the best scientific data regarding the presence of threatened species, taking into consideration species endemicity and/or richness, presence o ...

  • Philippine Home Of Pangolin And Indigenous Tribe Wins Protection

    Philippine Home Of Pangolin And Indigenous Tribe Wins Protection

    Today it was announced that 101,766 acres of forestland on the island of Palawan in the Philippines will be protected, helping to save the most trafficked mammal in the world ??" the pangolin ??" as well as the last 200??"300 members of the indigenous Batak tribe.

    The newly declared Cleopatra's Needle Critical Habitat is now the largest critical habitat to be designated in the Philippines.

    "The critical habitat designation is made on the basis of the best scientific data regarding the presence of threatened species, taking into consideration species endemicity and/or richness, presence o ...