Endangered Green Sea Turtle back to sea safely

31 Jan 2019 Endangered Green Sea Turtle


After a six-month rehabilitation, a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) was released back to its habitat through the efforts of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in close coordination with the Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit Staff of Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Guimbal, Iloilo. Fully recovered and in good health, the turtle was released along the beach area in Tigbauan, Iloilo, just recently.

July of last year, the turtle was rescued and tagged with number PH1068K by DENR-CENRO Sara staff.

According to SEAFDEC, the turtle was ready for release by CENRO Sara but the turtle did not respond to the water and was being washed away by the waves back to the shore. Later on, CENRO Sara decided to turn-over the turtle to SEAFDEC for rehabilitation. This marine turtle has a carapace length of 69.0 cm and carapace width of 62.0 cm.

The Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) is one of the seven species of turtles that can be found in the Philippines and considered today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as one of the endangered species among marine life.

Loss of habitat, marine pollution, and other human activities posed major threats to the existence of marine turtles.

The DENR is continuously reminding the people to rescue and save the endangered species if they see it in bad condition. Those concerned can report the incident to DENR to have an immediate action. The Department also strengthens its campaign in protecting and conserving marine animals and their habitat. / DENR 6-CENROGuimbal


International Day of Forests

In celebration of the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2019, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 through its Conservation and Development Division (CDD) and in collaboration with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), has conducted a Forum on Forests and Forest Fires at Brgy. Cag-an, Anilao, Iloilo.


In her message, CDD Asst. Chief Emelyn Peñaranda highlighted the importance of tree planting in our forests which serve as our life support system. With the theme: Forests and Education, the CDD with BFP spearheaded the forum to educate the community in Anilao on the role that forests play in our everyday lives and its importance as discussed by DMO I Rod Reynan G. Laspiñas of DENR 6 and the need to prevent and control forest fires which was tackled by FO3 Reggie R. Juanola of the BFP./DENR 6


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