2 endangered turtles rescued, freed in Panay
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Two endangered green sea turtles in Panay Island were recently rescued and released back to their natural habitat, both pawikans (as the locals call it) were found in northern Panay. A female green sea Turtle was accidentally trapped in the fishnet of a local fisherman. Another female Green Sea Turtle was rescued in Culasi town, Antique province. The turtle was also entangled in the fishnet.
Yap, T. (14, August 2017). 2 endangered turtles rescued, freed in Panay. Manila Bulletin, p. 10.
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Sea turtles; Rare species; Protected resources; Habitat; Fishing nets; Nature conservation; Policies; Threatened species; Chelonia mydas; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Aklan’s Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Unit (DENR-AMBCU).; Sampulna, Jim
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