Healthy bay? count the turtles
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The annual spectacle “is a manifestation of our commitment to the protection and rehabilitation of the bay,” said Edwin Frias, 46, a fisherman and Bantay Dagat (fish warden) from the village of Bignay II. Frias and other villagers, local officials and environmentalists released 104 green sea turtles last month. Another batch of 115 were also released in the villages of San Roque and Guisguis.
Mallari, D. T. Jr. (2017, February 28). Healthy bay? count the turtles. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A17.
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Sea turtles; Animal welfare; Nature conservation; Ecotourism; Private sector; Public sector; Environmental protection; Rare species; Illegal fishing; Water pollution; Commercial fishing; Explosive fishing; Environmental degradation; Environmental restoration; Sustainable development; Biodiversity; Fishery regulations; Fishers; Fishing grounds; Environmental legislation; By catch; Nesting; Mangrove restoration; Mangroves; Surveillance and enforcement; Chelonia mydas; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; Tanggol Kalikasan (TK); US Agency for International Development (USAID); Philippine-American Fund Project; Haribon Foundation; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Bantay Dagat; Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO); Frias, Edwin; Perez, Asis; Alcala, Proceso; Borlon-Aparicio, Juliet; Geneblazo-Buelo, Janet; Gayeta, Marcelo; Salvan, Rosalie