Zamboanga: Hawksbill hatchlings released in Sta. Cruz island


Personnel from the Protected Area Management Office (PAMO) of the Great and Little Sta. Cruz Islands Protected Landscape and Seascape under the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (OCENR) released 88 hawksbill turtle hatchlings at the Little Sta. Cruz Island Monday, January 16.

The PAMO has spearheaded the release of hatchlings for several times now since the discovery of the nesting site in the world famed island.
The hatchlings were identified as Hawksbill Turtles with scientific name Eretmochelys Imbricata, an endangered species.

The OCENR appeals for the continuous support of stakeholders and local communities to protect marine biodiversity.

Photo Credits: Rodel Rodriguez via OCENR

Source: City of Zamboanga FB Page

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