𝐋𝐄𝐁𝐀𝐊, 𝐒𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐚𝐧 𝐊𝐮𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭 – Two (2) critically-endangered female hawksbill sea turtles that were rescued by fishermen returned to their natural habitat in the coastal waters of this town after they were freed recently by environment personnel.
DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Kalamansig Iskak G. Dipatuan said the sea turtles were turned over by Julieto Abalesto and Danilo Galon to Lebak Maritime Group and Municipal ENRO after the pawikans were trapped in their fishnets.
Based on the assessment of CENRO Kalamansig, the two female sea turtles, one of which is juvenile with 32 centimeters length and 24 length and the other one is adult measuring 56 cm length and 46 cm width, didn’t show any signs of injuries and fit to return to the wild.
The sea turtles were released on August 22 at Barangay Tipuan shorline, the same day that they were rescued by the fishermen. (With report and photos from AVAbduladsis, CENRO Kalamansig IO Designate) | RSCIGV