HAWKSBILL TURTLE TRAPPED IN FISHERMAN’S NET RELEASED

HAWKSBILL TURTLE TRAPPED IN FISHERMAN’S NET RELEASED

A Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) was released by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Albay along with the Legazpi City Police, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), and Punong Barangay Teresita Emping off the waters of Barangay Baybay, Legazpi City on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

The sea turtle, which measures approximately thirteen (13) inches in length and twelve (12) inches in width, was accidentally caught by the fishing net of Mr. Jaime Bobis noon time of January 18, 2020 in the said coastal village.

The trapped marine turtle was then reported to Punong Barangay (PB), who subsequently called the proper authorities for assistance. PENRO Albay Technical Services Division (TSD) Chief Engr. Jerry R. Arena and Project Support Staff Rodel B. Blacer immediately responded and documented the Hawksbill Turtle before it was released.

Since marine turtles are protected under the Philippine law and catching them is punishable by imprisonment, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V continuously calls on the public to turn over any wildlife to the authorities who can release them to their natural habitat. Intensive and continuous community education and public awareness campaigns are undertaken by the agency which have resulted to a higher number of public turn overs to the Office. *JMAP

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PENRO ALBAY CONDUCTS PEOPLE’S DAY AT BAGUMBAYAN CENTRAL SCHOOL

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Albay headed by Forester Imelda D. Baltazar conducted its People’s Day today, January 24, 2020 at the Bagumbayan Central School, Washington, Legazpi City.

Some two hundred (200) Grade 6 pupils were present for the presentation of the Responsible Mining and Geohazard Awareness by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V given by Information Officer Kristine May C. Baldeo, the Solid Waste Management by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V given by Engr. Christine N. Bañares and Philippine Biodiversity presented by Joana Marie A. Portugal.

“We are grateful to the DENR for conducting this IEC in our school to keep our students informed about environmental protection,” said the Bagumbayan Central School Principal Ms. Mary Christine N. Agarin.

The activity sparked with the appearance of “Greeny” – the DENR V Mascot, “Mina”, MGB V's mascot and “Veron” from the EMB V which added to the pupils’ fun and excitement during the activity.

The People’s Day is part of the Information, Education Campaign (IEC) conducted by the DENR to communities and schools alike, which aims to increase and strengthen environmental awareness and protection. *DJNJaylo

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, along with its line bureaus, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V kickstarted the year with the launching of its mascots on January 6, 2020 at the DENR V Gymnasium.

At least 18 endangered Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles, locally known as “Mukoy”, were released to the shores of Barangay Sibago, Donsol, Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Donsol, Sorsogon, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) on January 13, 2020.

Outgoing OIC, PENRO of Sorsogon Ma. Fe P. Reganit turned-over her duties and responsibilities to OIC, PENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio. Consequently, outgoing San Jacinto CENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio turned-over his duties and responsibilities to Supervising Ecosystem Management Specialist (SVEMS) Basil S. Camba.

DENR BICOL HOLDS 1ST QUARTER MANCON

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