Personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Manukan retrieves one Philippine Grass Owl (Tyto longimembris) and releases 85 Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtle hatchlings in Zamboanga del Norte on March 16, 2022.
The successful retrieval of the bird came after CENRO Manukan received a social media report from Mr. Mark Anthony Realista regarding a Grass Owl in their area. CENRO Manukan personnel immediately responded and rescued the wildlife. Upon physical examination, the wildlife was found to be in good condition and was released back to its natural habitat in Cogon Ecotourism Park.
Meanwhile, the released turtle hatchlings were part of the translocated marine turtle eggs by CENRO Manukan personnel last January 15, 2022, due to high risk factors in its original nesting site. A total of 85 marine turtle hatchlings successfully hatched and released in the coastal area of Barangay Dohinob, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX encourages the public to immediately report any wildlife concerns to its nearest field office for the proper handling, rescue, and retrieval operations. You may call/text our hotline at 0948-147-1250 or send a message to our Facebook page at DENR Zamboanga Peninsula.