NOVELETA, Cavite: The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (Menro) here has released 58 turtle hatchlings to the sea from Sitio Longbeach, Barangay San Rafael 4 on December 24.
Ed Chavez, head of Noveleta Menro, led the release of the turtle hatchlings with Cavite First District Board Member Davey Chua and Arriane Mugol from the Cavite Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office.
“We give utmost importance to nature and the animals that live in its natural habitat. With the help of Mayor Dino Chua here at Sitio Longbeach, the coastal waters remain clean and could even breed the rare sea turtles that we now release to the sea.” Chavez said in Filipino.
On December 5, village residents discovered 128 sea turtle eggs on the shore and informed the local authorities for its safe keeping. Early this year, 44 leatherback sea turtles were also released to the sea.