Thousands of endangered species seized in PHL

PROTECTED Philippine marine specie hawksbill turtle, locally known as “Pawikan,” and expensive black corals were seized by the Bureau of Customs in Manila May 24, 2011. According to customs officials, the Bureau of Customs confiscated protected species amounting to 35 million pesos including 161preserved hawksbill and green turtles, nearly 21,000 pieces of black corals, more than 7,300 seashells and 196 kilos of sea whips. (MNS photo)

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