DENR releases rescued endangered 'pawikan'
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A large female Green Sea Turtle (Cheloniamydas) was recently released after it was rescued in the coastal area of Brgy. Navitas, Numancia, Aklan. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Unit (DENR-PAMBCU) of PENRO-Aklan released the endangered species after it was established it is in good condition. According to DENR, the marine turtle was accidentally trapped in the fishnet owned by Auxiliary Ensign Marcelo Bustamante of the Philippine Coastguard.
DENR releases rescued endangered 'pawikan'. (2017, August 11). The Daily Guardian, pp. B7, B6.
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Rare species; Sea turtles; Search and rescue; Animal welfare; Fishers; Tags; Nature conservation; Environmental legislation; Cheloniamydas; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Unit (DENR-PAMBCU); Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO); Bustamante, Marcelo; Gregorio, Tony; Sampulna, Jim
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