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× UP’s ‘CSI’ helps catch illegal wildlife traders

When officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) learned that some eateries in Barangay Pasil in Cebu City were selling steaming bowls of turtle stew, they first needed to make sure that the meat used for the sought-after soup was indeed from marine turtles.

Known as "pawikan larang," the orange-hued soup was also dubbed "pawer," as some locals believed that consuming…