Zamboanga del Sur.. Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Ramon Magsaysay personnel released 41 Olive Ridley Turtle hatchlings off the coastal area of Barangay Bulanit, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur on May 14,2021.
The release came after Mr. Jason M. Placido, a resident of the said Barangay saw the marine turtle hatching and immediately reported it to Barangay councilor Mr. Taha P. Ayunan, who then informed CENRO RM for proper documentation and disposition.
The hatchling nested in the said Barangay last March 22,2021.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified Olive Ridley turtles as vulnerable at a global state due to multiple treats to its population.
Photo courtesy of CENRO RM