Zamboanga del Norte… The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Liloy released 28 Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtle hatchlings at the bay area of Barangay Banigan, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte on September 5, 2021.
Mr. Rey Prospero, a resident of the said barangay, informed the CENR Office of Liloy on the presence of turtle hatchlings in the bay area. A CENRO team immediately responded for the proper handling and safe release of the hatchlings.
CENRO Liloy also put up signages of Republic Act 9147 or the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act” in the area to generate information, ensure the protection and safeguard the nesting sites in the area.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed the Olive Ridley turtle as Vulnerable due to multiple treats to its population facing a high risk of extinction in the near future.
DENR IX highly encourages everyone to report any wildlife recovered in your area to the nearest CENRO, you may also call our hotline at 0948-147-1250 or message our official Facebook page DENR Zamboanga Peninsula.