TRAPPED GREEN SEA TURTLE RESCUED IN SIRANGAN, SORSOGON

TRAPPED GREEN SEA TURTLE RESCUED IN SIRANGAN, SORSOGON

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bicol rescued and retrieved one (1) Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) locally known as "Talisayon" which was trapped in the fishing net (baklad) of Mr. Rowan D. Eduarte, a local fisherman in Barangay Sirangan, Sorsogon City.

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Sorsogon headed by PENR Officer Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop conducted proper assessment and documentation of the marine turtle.

The curved carapace measured 79 centimeters in length and 69 centimeters in width, with an approximate weight of 53 kilograms. It was also determined to be female.

The Green Sea Turtle was released at the shoreline of Barangay Poblacion, Pier Site, Bacon District, Sorsogon City through the City Veterinary Office and PENRO Sorsogon.

Based on DENR Administrative Order No. 2004-15, Green Sea Turtles are listed as Endangered (E) species. Likewise, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has repeatedly listed said wildlife in its Red List under differing criteria. In 1982, they officially classified it as endangered species. (JMMariscotes)

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DENR BICOL PARTICIPATES IN THE 4TH ASIA-PACIFIC CORAL REEF SYMPOSIUM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) technical staff along with hundreds of stakeholders from the different sectors of society participated in the 4th Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium (APCRS) held on June 4 to 8, 2018 at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel in Cebu City.

The 4th APCRS is an international conference dedicated to coral reef conservation. This was facilitated by the DENR in partnership with the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI). First organized by the Asia Pacific Coral Reef Society in 2006, the event became an avenue for scientists, leaders and environmentalists to share their knowledge and expertise on marine and coral reef management and protection.

The theme, “Coral Reefs of the Asia-Pacific: Working Together Amidst Contemporary Challenges,” focused on the latest research studies, technology and innovations in marine biodiversity, coral reef ecology, geology and restoration, ocean processes and citizen science. Speakers included conservation champions from Australia, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia and the United States.

With 2018 dubbed as the International Year of the Reef, the conduct of APCRS proved to be timely.

Former DENR V Regional Director and now Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez said during the pre-conference of APCRS that through “effectively reducing the drivers and pressures on coastal and marine ecosystems, which led to its continuous degradation, the coastal and marine ecosystems’ condition will improve thereby enhancing ecosystem functions and services.”

 

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BICOL HAS NEW DENR CHIEF. Atty. Antonio A. Abawag receives the DENR V flag from Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the Turnover Ceremony on June 1, 2018 at the DENR Regional Office V, Rawis, Legazpi City. 

DENR V DIVERS COLLECT DRUPELLA AT TAGBON REEF, PURO LEGAZPI CITY.

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