JUVENILE HAWKSBILL TURTLE RESCUED AND RELEASED IN SORSOGON

JUVENILE HAWKSBILL TURTLE RESCUED AND RELEASED IN SORSOGON

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bicol through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Sorsogon headed by PENR Officer Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop rescued and released a juvenile Hawksbill Turtle (Erytmochelys imbricata) in the seawaters of Casiguran, Sorsogon.

The turtle was seen in the shoreline of Barangay Gogon, Casiguran, Sorsogon by Mr. Artemio B. Dio, a resident of the place at around 8:00 in the morning and he immediately brought the wildlife in the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Sorsogon.

Upon assessment, the turtle was identified as a Hawksbill Turtle. The curved carapace measured 28.5 centimeters in length and 24 centimeters in width. It was also observed that the said wildlife has damage on the lower portion of the carapace.

The Hawksbill Turtle was determined to be a female based on its short tail extending beyond the carapace for only a few inches.

The juvenile wildlife was released at the shoreline of Barangay Central, Pier Site, Casiguran, Sorsogon through the Conservation and Development Section (CDS) Team of PENRO Sorsogon.

Based on DENR Administrative Order No. 2004-15, Hawksbill Turtles are listed as Endangered (E) species. (JMMariscotes)

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DENR BICOL CONDUCTS YOUTH FORUM IN CAMARINES NORTE

Youth and student leaders in the province of Camarines Norte attended the Youth Environmental Forum facilitated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V on September 26, 2018 in Daet, Camarines Norte.

Experts from the National Youth Commission (NYC), DENR, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V discussed topics on the role of youth in nation building, current state of the Philippine environment, biodiversity and sustainable tourism, geological hazards, ecological solid waste management and ecological responsibilities.

Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officer Joaquin Ed A. Guerrero in his message, challenged the youth on their contribution to help save the planet.

The forum became an avenue for the participants to interact and discuss ideas among their peers on the pressing environmental issues and their commitments toward environmental protection and conservation.

 

The DENR V recognizes the need to engage the youth on worthwhile activities and instill to the public that the conservation of the environment is a shared responsibility not just the government but the whole citizenry. (Article by: JNLoria)

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