Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Released

BACK TO ITS NATURAL HABITAT. An adult Olive ridley sea turtle named “Crocky” is released back to its natural habitat after it stayed at Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City for more than a year. Last December 6, 2017, Crocky was turned over to Cleanergy Park by the Davao Crocodile Park with the recommendations of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-XI. Crocky weighs 40 kilos and its carapace measures 59 inches wide and 59 inches long. Before its release, Crocky was tagged bearing the number PH 0557.

The said activity was attended by the Aboitiz Group of Companies headed by Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime Jose Aboitiz, DENR-XI headed by OIC, Assistant Secretary for Eastern Mindanao in concurrent capacity as Regional Executive Director Ruth M. Tawantawan and Matina Aplaya Barangay Captain Nestor Cirunay. 

Olive ridley turtles are among the 5 sea turtle species known to occur in the Philippines. It got its name from its olive green-coloured carapace which is heart-shaped and rounded. It is also listed as Endangered under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). #TayoAngKalikasan

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Naboc River Clean-up Drive Commences

Approximately 1,600 kilograms of wastes, mostly non-biodegradable, were collected during the clean-up activity in Brgy. Mt. Diwata and Brgy. Naboc in Monkayo, Compostela Valley.

The clean-up activity is one of the phases for the Naboc River rehabilitation. It was successfully done through the collective efforts of the Department of Environment and Natural Resource-XI through its Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENRO and CENROs) in ComVal. The activity was also participated in by various stakeholders composed of Barangay Local Government Unit, Philippine National Police, Philippine Army and other volunteers from the province.

This is the second clean-up activity conducted since Naboc River Rehabilitation program kicked off in mid-March 2019.

 

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