PERSONNEL of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) of Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur released 41 olive ridley turtle hatchlings in the province.

Rosevirico Tan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources regional information officer, on Friday, May 21, 2021, said the turtle hatchlings were released last week at the shore of Bulanit village in Labangan town, Zamboanga del Sur.

Tan said the release of the turtle hatchlings came after Jason Placido, a resident of Bulanit village, saw the marine turtle hatching and immediately reported it to village Councilor Taha Ayunan.

In turn, Ayunan reported to the Cenro of Ramon Magsaysay for proper documentation and disposition.

Tan said information gathered that the hatchling nestled in Bulanit village on March 22.

He said the International Union for Conservation of Nature has classified olive ridley turtles as vulnerable at a global state due to multiple threats to their population.

The olive ridley sea turtle, also known commonly as the Pacific ridley sea turtle, is a species of turtle in the family Cheloniidae.

The species is the second-smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world. (SunStar Zamboanga)

Source: SunStar (