𝐆𝐋𝐀𝐍, 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 – A recently turned over Eastern Grass Owl that was rescued by a concerned villager and 102 Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchlings returned to their natural habitats on Friday (July 28) after they were freed to the wild by the DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Glan.
The rescued owl was turned over to the CENRO Glan by a concerned citizen from Barangay Taluya of this town on July 24 and was temporarily placed under the care of Belmar Eco Park, a registered partner of the field office known for handling wildlife custody.
After close monitoring of the bird’s condition, the CENRO Glan confirmed that it was healthy and fit to return to its natural habitat. It was released on Friday in an uninhabited area at Sitio, Binoni in Barangay Gumasa. On the same day, a total of 102 Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchlings were also released by the field office along the coastal stretch of Barangay Baliton, here.
The said activities were conducted and organized along with the 11 field practicum students from two esteemed institutions - Southern Philippines Agri-Business, Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) in Malita, Davao Occidental and Mindanao State University (MSU) in GenSan as part of their culmination program for completing 240-hour on-the-job training.
CENR Officer Dr. Rosalinda Cortez expressed her hope that the hands-on experiences in environmental conservation and management provided to the students would equip them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and practical insights to contribute effectively in the preservation and sustainable management of natural resources. (With report and photos from JCDumanon, CENRO Glan IO Designate) | 𝐑𝐒𝐂𝐈𝐆𝐌