PCSDS

AcronymDefinition
PCSDSPalawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (Phillipines)
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Villena and her colleagues at the PCSDS admit that Palawan will always entice foreigners because of its rich marine resources, including endangered species that command high price in the international market.
The PCSDS' John Francisco Pontillas told Kyodo News in an earlier interview that marine species thrive around Palawan because the connection of the South China Sea to its left and the Sulu Sea on its right allows a "dynamic exchange of hydrology."
These areas are known migratory paths of marine turtles," said Glenda Cadigal, Pontillas' colleague at the PCSDS.
Poachers apprehended by Philippine authorities in recent years have yielded not just fish harvests but also sea turtles, which the PCSDS regards as alarming because of their being critically endangered.
"It is believed to have an aphrodisiac component," PCSDS legal officer Adelina Villena said of the sea turtles' value to poachers.
A regional agreement to discourage poaching is also welcome to the PCSDS.
Apart from the PCSDS, the raiding team included members of the El Nido police, personnel from the provincial office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and barangay officials of CorongCorong.
Apart from the PCSDS, the raiding team included members of the El Nido police, personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and officials of the village.