GREEN SEA TURTLE RELEASED IN BATUAN, MASBATE. A female Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), which was accidentally found by a resident was released to the shores of Batuan, Masbate by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) San Jacinto headed by OIC, CENR Officer Basil Cesar S. Camba on March 3, 2023. Upon examination, the marine turtle, which measures 45 centimeters in length and 44 cm. in width was found to be in good condition and was released to its natural habitat. Under Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2019-09 titled, “Updated National List of Threatened Philippine Fauna and their Categories”, marine turtle species are considered endangered. Likewise, all wildlife in the Philippines are protected under Republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the "Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act". Continuous information, education and communication (IEC) campaigns are being conducted by the DENR, which have caused increasing numbers of public turnovers to the office. (With report from CENRO San Jacinto)