Hawksbill Trurtle January 2020

A Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) was released by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Albay along with the Legazpi City Police, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), and Punong Barangay Teresita Emping off the waters of Barangay Baybay, Legazpi City on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The sea turtle measuring thirteen (13) inches in length and twelve (12) inches in width, was accidentally caught by the fishing net of Mr. Jaime Bobis noon time of January 18, 2020 in the said coastal village. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V continuously calls on the public to turn over any wildlife to the authorities who can release them to their natural habitat. Intensive and continuous community education and public awareness campaigns are undertaken by the agency which have resulted to a higher number of public turn overs to the Office. *JMAP/Photo Courtesy RBBlacer