THE Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro)-Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur has released 15 hatchlings of olive ridley turtle back to their natural habitat.
Rosevirico Tan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional information officer, said in a statement Saturday that the 15 olive ridley turtle hatchlings were freed last week in the coastal waters of Panduma village, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.
Tan said that Dave Belondo noticed the presence of the hatchlings in front of his residence in Panduma village.
Belondo reported his find to his neighbor, Jessie Wison, a sea watchman of Panduma, who in turn informed Rodel Arabes, chief of the Coastal Management Unit of Cenro-Ramon Magsaysay.
The turtle hatchlings were handed over to Cenro-Ramon Magsaysay. The hatchlings were released in the coastal waters of Panduma, Tukuran.
Tan said that the sight of the turtle hatchlings being released onto the coast is a reminder of the importance of protecting our environment and its inhabitants. (SunStar Zamboanga)