According to DENR-PENRO Northern Samar’s report, one of the sea turtles was found ashore at Brgy. Magsaysay, Bobon, Northern Samar by a concerned citizen, and was immediately turned-over to the LGU for proper care. The other one was found entangled to a fish net in Brgy. Lucban, Bobon, Northern Samar by a fisherman. DENR PENRO Northern Samar’s Supervising Ecosystems Management Specialist, Mr. Nestor Collamar said, the LGU of Bobon requested the DENR to facilitate the immediate release of the rescued pawikan. “Prior to the release, DENR metal tags were placed on the flippers of the pawikan to determine their migratory patterns and their behavior in the water, and ensure its protection”, Mr. Collamar disclosed. “Both marine turtles were released in the seas of Bobon, considered a nesting site for marine turtles”, he added. The release of the rescued pawikan was conducted in coordination with LGU Bobon, the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca lauds the concerted efforts and the active involvement of the community, the local government unit, and other agencies in the protection and conservation of the marine turtles. Director Sibbaluca enjoins the public to support the Pawikan Conservation Project of the government. “Inform the nearest DENR office of any sightings of the pawikan or turn over to authorities if caught or trapped in fish cages”, he says.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) red lists the Green sea turtle as endangered. As declared by the IUCN, all species of marine turtles and their population are fast diminishing due to animal predation and human exploitation. ###


  • DENR distributes Free Patents
    Monday, October 30, 2017

    “That land is yours to keep, we hope it will remain in your family forever”,mrtment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 8 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable says addressing two hundred fifty nine (259) beneficiaries&nbs he government’s Titulo am in San Jorge, Samar. Free patent beneficiaries from the municipalities of San Jorge, Gandara, Pagsanghan, Sta. Margarita and Tarangnan in Samar availed of the free titling services offered by the DENR, Registry of Deeds (ROD)…


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Owing to unrelenting intelligence and forest protection efforts, CENRO Dolores through CENR Officer Roseller E. Cay, was able to seize six (6) undocumented chainsaws purportedly being used in illegal cutting of forest products. These are currently deposited at PENRO Eastern Samar for safekeeping pending final disposition.

COMBATTING MARINE POLLUTION Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu leads the global discussion on combating marine pollution during the Leaders’ Breakfast meeting held Sunday at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.  With theme, “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet,” the meeting was attended by environment ministers, international organizations, non-government organizations and the private sector. Cimatu underscored during the meeting the continuing efforts of the local government units in addressing plastic waste, as well as private sector’s initiatives in providing for commercially-viable and environment-friendly plastic alternatives. The Leaders’ Breakfast meeting precedes the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMSCOP12) hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from 23-28 October at the PICC. ###

Beneficiaries jubilantly display their Land Titles with Cong. Edgar Mary S. Sarmiento, RD Arleigh Adorable, ARD Carlito Tuballa and other government officials.

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