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One Green Sea Turtle Released

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ONE (1) GREEN SEA TURTLE (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED TO ITS NATURAL HABITAT AT  LUMASAL, MAASIM, SARANGANI. 

A green sea Turtle was released at coastal water of Sitio Lubo, Barangay Lumasal, Maasim Sarangani Province on February 08, 2017 at around 8:00AM.  It was rescued on Tuesday (February 07, 2017) around 6:00 AM by some of the local fishermen when the flippers tangled to the fishing net and immediately reported the incident to Edelbrando Paras, caretaker of Pawikan Hatchery.

Team from CENRO Kiamba led by Park Maintenance Foreman Edgar Calderon conducted inspection of the Turtle and it was found out as male and measures 63 cm in length and width of the carapace and having no injuries. A tagged was put at the right flippers of the marine turtle.

The releasing was witnessed by the local communities, CENRO Kiamba staff, Pawikan Hatchery Caretaker.

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) is listed as endangered species by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES). Transporting and trading of endangered wildlife species is punishable under R.A. 9147 or “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001." (MCPERALES - IO DESIGNATE)

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