CENRO MOBO, LGU AROROY RESCUE AN OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE

CENRO MOBO, LGU AROROY RESCUE AN OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Mobo in Masbate province headed by CENR Officer Jean V. Imperial together with the Coastal Resources Manangement Office (CRMO) of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Aroroy, Masbate rescued an Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). The sea turtle measures 57 centimeters in length and 51 centimeters in width was trapped in the fishing net of Ariel Oliva, a resident of Barangay Tigbao, Aroroy, Masbate who turned over the sea turtle to the CRMO of LGU Aroroy on January 18, 2020.

LGU Aroroy Municipal Planning and Development Officer (MPDO) Engr. Arthur Merico reported the incident to CENRO Mobo who immediately responded for the proper handling of the said sea turtle, including its proper tagging.

Subsequently after, the Olive Ridley turtle was released within the marine protected area of Barangay Matalang-talang, Aroroy, Masbate.

Likewise, CENRO Mobo took the opportunity to conduct an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign to some Grade 12 immersion students of Aroroy National High School. The students were informed of the importance of marine turtles, the negative effects of single use plastics, and the destruction of the habitat of marine animals due to coastal development and soil erosion.

The DENR Administrative Order No. 2019-09 classified the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles as Endangered Species, as such, poaching or illegal possession of these animals are punishable by law under Republic Act 9147 otherwise known as the Wildlife Resource Conservation and Protection Act. *ARC

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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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