One hundred twenty (120) Olive Ridley Turtle Hatchlings were released by personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Manukan together with the Philippine National Police of Pres. Manuel A. Roxas at the coastal area of Brgy. Dohinob, Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte on January 26, 2022.
A local resident from the said Barangay discovered the nesting of marine turtles and reported the sighting to the hatchery technician in the Marine Turtle Hatchery and Rescue Center under CENRO Manukan. The turtle eggs were immediately translocated to the Marine Turtle Hatchery and Rescue Center last November 2, 2021 by personnel from CENRO Manukan, due to the primary nesting site being submerged in sea water and vulnerable to predators. After two months,120 eggs hatched out of 134 eggs that were translocated to the hatchery and were immediately released back to the sea.
The Marine Turtle Hatchery was purposely established to ensure high hatching rate of marine turtle eggs.
Olive Ridley turtles are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since there has been a significant decrease in its population due to marine pollution and
other factors which affects the turtle's natural habitat.