Five (5) batches of newly hatched green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) totaling to 381 were released into the sea shores of Liloy and Labason municipalities, Zamboanga del Norte last February 2017 by CENRO Liloy, LGU-Liloy & LGU-Labason.
The first batch composing 69 hatchlings were released along the shore of Brgy. Osukan, Labason on February 3 by CENRO Liloy Conservation & Development Section personnel together with Labason Mayor Eddie T. Quimbo and staff. The second batch with 52 hatchlings were released on the coastal area of Brgy. Patawag, Labason on February 7. On February 9, CENRO Ariel Barrientos and staff with LGU Labason officials released the third batch (124 hatchlings) on the shore of Brgy. Malintuboan, Labason while the 4th batch (81 hatchlings) was done on February 24 along the shore of Brgy. Banigan, Liloy. Finally, the 5th batch with 55 hatchlings, made its way into the sea of Brgy. Malintubuan, Labason on February 27.
The above-named barangays are well-noted as nesting sites of marine turtles within the AOR of CENRO Liloy. The residents are well informed about the conservation and protection of these marine wildlife. In fact, the pawikan eggs and hatchings were taken cared off, protected and turned-over by Brgy. Councilor Marlon Tanade of Brgy. Osukan, Labason, Mr. Elden Sordilla and Mr. Rogelio Barilio of Brgy. Banigan, Liloy, Mr. Adan Baes of Brgy. Patawag, Liloy and Mrs. Teresi¬ta Ogao-ogao of Brgy. Malintuboan, Labason. These above-mentioned nesting sites were also regularly monitored by the CENRO Liloy Chief, PAMBC Unit ECOMS II Elvira C. Zamoras and CENRO Liloy technical personnel.
Green sea turtle is one of the 5 marine turtle species found in the Philippines. It is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). It plays a major role in the marine ecosystem such as helping in maintaining the growth and health of sea grass beds which is the habitat of fishes and crustaceans. Illegal human activity, pollution and other environmental factors is the cause of the decrease of its numbers.
The continuous public awareness of DENR on the importance/benefits of wildlife such as marine turtles and the positive response of the communities will help conserve, preserve and sustain its wonderful benefits to mankind. As we take care of our biodiversity, we will reap environmental sustainability!
Free Seedlings! (Falcata and other indigenous trees available)
Upon approval or request, seedlings are available for pickup at the DENR-IX Modernized and Mechanized Forest Nursery, Baclay, Reforestation Project, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.
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