An adult marine turtle was rescued, tagged and released back to the sea, today at Tuka Marine Park, Badtasan, Kiamba, Sarangani Province.
The PNP Maritime Group of Kiamba reported the incident of rescuing marine turtle on January 26, 2022 to the local government unit of Kiamba and DENR through CENRO Kiamba.
“A male Olive Ridley was turned over to us yesterday. As we examined the reptile, it is healthy and has no wounds of any kind," said Zenix R. Lomboy and Maria N. Tubera, personnel of CENRO Kiamba.
The said reptile was tagged before its release in Marine Tuka Park today.
Rescued marine turtles are more likely to occur from January to June of every year caused by the abundance of food in the area which is part of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape.
“We are glad that we are receiving such information from our partners in environmental and wildlife monitoring like the PNP and the LGU. The response from the public in giving us information on wildlife rescue can be attributed to the intensified information and education campaigns from the past years," said the CENR Officer Abdul D. Cariga. | With report from ADTenio, CENRO Kiamba Information Officer Designate