GREEN SEA TURTLE RELEASED

GREEN SEA TURTLE RELEASED

Legazpi City – A female green sea turtle was tagged and released by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources V (DENR V), Philippine Navy and ABS-CBN Bicol to the sea at Rawis, Legazpi City on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

The green sea turtle which measures approximately 49 inches long and 45 inches wide, was found trapped in a fish pen at Malobago, Manito, Albay and was rescued by local residents. Mr. Sonny Alcantara, one of the locals, turned over the marine turtle to DENR V on the same day it was released.

Since marine turtles and mammals are protected under the Philippine law and catching them is punishable by imprisonment, the DENR V continuously calls on the public to turn over any wildlife to authorities who can release them to their natural habitat. Continuous information and education campaign is being done by the agency which have caused increasing numbers of public turn overs to the office.###

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DENR, EMB & MGB V CONDUCTS ‘I AM CONNECTED’ TOUR-CUM-SYMPOSIUM

In celebration of the Philippine Environment Month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V conducted an environmental tour-cum-symposium dubbed as “I am Connected” on June 27, 2017 at the Albay Parks and Wildlife, Bogtong, Legazpi City.

Grade school students and teachers from the Albay Central School participated the event.

With this year’s theme “Connecting People to Nature”, the event aimed to increase the awareness of the participants on the vital role of young people in the protection and conservation of the environment.

Biodiversity, geohazard awareness and ways on how to keep the environment pollution-free were among the topics discussed.

DENR enjoins the youth to become active members of the society and develop social responsibility towards Mother Earth.###

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