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 HAS A NEW GUARD

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol has a new guard in the person of Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV. By virtue of Special Order 2019-07 dated January 7, 2019, Atty. Aromin will lead DENR Bicol replacing Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag, CESO IV who will also serve as RED of DENR Region 2.

The changing of the guards happened this morning, January 9, 2019 at the DENR Gym, Rawis, Legazpi City.

Present during the turnover ceremony were Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Rodolfo C. Garcia, Assistant Secretary for Administration Jesus Enrico Moises B. Salazar and all heads of the different field offices regionwide.

In his speech, RED Aromin expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the men and women of Bicol for the warm welcome given to him. "Let us work together and take responsibility and accountability as we deliver our mandate", he said.

Meanwhile, RED Abawag thanked everyone for the support extended to him during his short stint in Bicol. "We will see each other again, soon", he said.

RED Aromin is a native of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija and has been in the government service for 42 years.###

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DENR BICOL HAS A NEW GUARD. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol has a new guard in the person of Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV. By virtue of Special Order 2019-07 dated January 7, 2019, Atty. Aromin will lead DENR Bicol replacing Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag, CESO IV who will also serve as RED of DENR Region 2.

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