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OIC-CENR Officer of DENR-CENRO Cantilan For. Marslou D. Bonita, together with the PNP-Maritime Group headed by PMAJ Nasser D. Jiraya Jr., Coastal Resources Management Office of LGU- Cantilan and Barangay Local Government Unit of San Pedro, led the release of a female Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) at the shore of Barangay San Pedro, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur recently.

CENRO Bonita said the marine turtle was found entangled in a beach seine and was rescued by Mr. Marlon Ata, a resident of the barangay who then turned-over the wildlife to the authorities.

The turtle which measured a Curved Carapace Length (CCL) of 45 cm and Curved Carapace Width (CCW) of 43 cm was assessed to be generally in good condition. 

Before its release, the team placed a PCP metal tag with serial number PH0230K on its right foreflipper.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2019-09 have classified the Green Sea Turtles as Endangered.

Marine Turtles are protected under Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. Under the law harming and/or catching them is illegal.

The DENR continuously urges the public to turn over any captured or rescued wildlife to proper authorities for their subsequent release back to their natural habitat.

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    • DENR Caraga Top Officials attend 2nd Command Conference
      Saturday, May 29, 2021
      DENR Caraga top officials headed by Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo attend the 2nd Command Conference for DENR Mindanao Cluster on May 27, 2021 via zoom meeting application. The conference was called upon by Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Mindanao and Legislative Affairs, Joan A. Lagunda in preparation for the upcoming Virtual DENR Management Conference on May 31 to June 1, 2021. The activity aims to consolidate the region's status of accomplishments based on the...

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