ELAW Advocate: Spring 2010

Award Winning Partners: Asis Perez, Philippines

Asis Perez releasing sea turtles, Philippines 
Asis Perez (circled) releasing Green turtles, Philippines

Asis Perez
, Director for Law Enforcement at Tanggol Kalikasan in the Philippines, won the 2010 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award.  Asis led the investigation of 23 poachers responsible for killing 200 marine turtles.  He co-organized the first Philippine Environmental Law Enforcement Summit and developed a manual on enforcement.  He also wrote procedures for releasing seized wildlife and established a training program for enforcement officers in many areas of the Philippines. 

ELAW has collaborated with Asis and Tanggol Kalikasan for many years.