Mati City Prosecutor Oliver N. Saniel (2nd from left) checks on the various live exotic wildlife species confiscated during a buy-bust operation mounted by the Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife Trade, simply known as Task Force POGI, April 8, 2019, in Mati City, Davao Oriental. The confiscations, totaling 450 individuals of birds, mammals and reptiles, have estimated value of P50 million. Task Force POGI comprises of operatives from the National Bureau of Investigation, the Philippine National Police and the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). On hand to assist Prosecutor Saniel are (L-R): Ecosystems Management Specialist I Clint Michael Cleofe, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO)- Mati City Zaldy Lumaan (partly hidden), Forester III Raul Tambilawan, DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) staffDaryll Ballesteros, and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO)– Davao Oriental Albert N. Bandiola. ###