'Pawikan' released back to sea
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A green sea turtle accidentally caught by a fisherman here was released back to the sea. Regional Executive Director Jim Sampulna of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 led the releasing, assisted by Lt. Col. Dominador Senador; Philippine Coast Guard Iloilo station commander. The marine turtle was caught in a fish trap set up in the waters of Sitio Lusaran, Brgy. La Paz, Nueva Valencia town.
'Pawikan' released back to sea. (2014, February 19). Panay News, pp. 2, 14.
Sea turtles; Fishers; By catch; Animal welfare; Rare species; Carapace; Chelonia mydas; Cheloniidae; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region VI; Perez, Asis; Sampulna, Jim; Vego, Jesse; Senador, Dominador
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