The Philippine or Balabac Mouse-deer (Tragulus nigricans) – locally known as pilandok – is a small terrestrial mammal that is endemic to the island of Palawan.
When I started working as an Environmental Officer (EO), I have had no first-hand experience in wildlife conservation. I also did not have a formal background in Biology, so you can just imagine how excited and at the same time scared I was with the idea of taking care of a seabird.
In all my years of doing environment work, I never thought I would have the chance to take care of a baby Palawan Hornbill (Anthracoceros marchei).
In this episode, we get to meet herpetologist Dr. Arvin C. Diesmos from the Philippine National Museum and talk to him about El Nido's amphibians and reptiles.