Senior Ecosystems Management Specialist Rogelio Demellentes, Jr. (center) of the Biodiversity Management Bureau and member of Task Force POGIleads a team of enforcers from the DENR regional office in Davao City in inspecting nine individuals of Blyth's hornbill (inset), part of Php50 million-worth of various exotic species of birds, mammals and reptiles confiscated from illegal wildlife traders in Mati City, Davao Oriental on April 8, 2019. As of this writing, all the confiscated wildlife, numbering 450, have been turned over to Davao Crocodile Park for safekeeping. The Blyth's hornbill (Rhyticerosplicatus), also known as the Papuan hornbill, is listed on the Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), an international agreement between governments and aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. ###