Guimaras: turtle sanctuary
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Officials of Guimaras mull designating a turtle sanctuary in the island province. Rep. JC Rahman Nava committed to secure funds for the preservation and conservation of sea turtles, also called pawikan. According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the survival rate for newly-hatched turtles in the wild is only one percent. Therefore, said Nava, a man should take the initiative and the lead efforts to preserve sea turtles.
Gonzales, R. R. (2015, January 11). Guimaras: turtle sanctuary. Panay News, p. 7.
Sea turtles; Sanctuaries; Nature conservation; Survival; Planning; Ecotourism; Rare species; Species extinction; Search and rescue; Animal welfare; Eretmochelys imbricata; Chelonia mydas; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Nava, JC Rahman; Gumarin, Samuel; Sanico, Ramon; Sardina, Vicente
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