𝐆𝐋𝐀𝐍, 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 - At least 95 newly-hatched critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) hatchlings were released on Friday (March 10) at the coastal stretch of Barangay Cablalan in this town.
Dr. Rosalinda B. Cortez, community environment and natural resources officer (CENRO) of Glan, said her office was notified by bantay dagat Fernando Gampamole regarding the emerging hatchlings early morning on Friday.
Ecosystem Management Specialist Marivic Quisto together with Park Maintenance Foreman Nelson Ycon and some CENRO Glan on-the-job trainees immediately went to the area to facilitate the releasing of the hatchlings.
Dr. Cortez urged the public to be their partners in protecting the sea turtles in line with the department’s campaign to save and protect marine life.
Hawksbill sea turtle is considered critically endangered under the DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2019-09. It is also protected under the Republic Act 9147 otherwise known as the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.” (With report and photos from JCDumanon, CENRO Glan IO Designate) | RSCIGM