MIDSAYAP, COTABATO -The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) – Midsayap through its Quick Response Team (QRT) verified the rescued two Philippine tarsiers (Tarsius Syrictha) Tuesday, April 28 at Sitio Simsiman, Brgy. Tomado in Aleosan town.

According to the report, photos of adult and juvenile tarsiers which believed to be mother and child were posted on social media.

This particular incident caught the attention of CENR Officer Badjury H. Mustapha, Al-Hajj who immediately instructed the QRT to verify the report of the said wildlife species.

The QRT headed by Forester Nor-hassan R. Batugan went to the place on May 02 where the tarsiers were found, but later learned that local government officials of Aleosan have already sent it back to the wild.

The tarsiers were rescued on April 28 by certain Reynaldo Puerto where he turned over later to the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office.

Accordingly, the mother tarsier has a size of 10 cm with a 22 cm tail while the young male tarsier is about 8 cm with 12 cm tail.

Following the sightings of tarsiers in the area, the local government of Aleosan is planning to have an en banc resolution declaring the town as wildlife sanctuary.

Meanwhile, CENRO Mustapha has commended the local government and the QTR for the abrupt action to save the species despite the threat of corona virus disease.

Mustapha also advised the public not to harm or capture any wildlife species, especially if they are in good condition and let them live in their natural habitat. | Courtesy: Judy B. Angkad, Designate, Information Officer CENRO-Midsayap Photos by: CENRO-Midsayap   # # #