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 PARTICIPATES IN PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT CARAVAN 

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       The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V together with other government agencies participated in the Peace and Development Caravan on July 30, 2018 at the Bicol University East Campus Gymnasium.

        The caravan was organized by the Yes for Peace – Bayanihan ng Bayan, an organization advocating the attainment of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, the Bicol University student council and the Regional Executives and Director’s Association (REDIRAS) Bicol Region.

           The event served as an avenue for information dissemination of the programs and projects of the government to the students.

             A ceremonial tree-planting followed after the caravan.###

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