marine turtles in barangay Kandiis, in Magsaysay town, Misamis Oriental.
This was done during the recent gathering of the task force held in Magsaysay which focused its discussion on the capability enhancement of its members, through an educational trip to Morong, Bataan to observe and learn from the marine turtle nesting site management in the area.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division (PAWD), took the opportunity after the release to inspect the newly-established marine turtle hatchery in the area.
The hatchery is jointly funded by the DENR and the Municipal LGU of Magsaysay.
Task Force Pawikan, meanwhile, was organized by DENR through the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division (PAWD).
This is to assist in the protection of the endangered marine turtles and the preservation of marine turtle nesting along the beaches in Magsaysay town, Misamis Oriental.
The recent gathering, on the other hand, was presided by City Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) Felipe Carollina, Jr. of Gingoog City and joined in by the Local Government Units (LGUs) of the coastal barangays, representatives of the Gingoog Bay Alliance, Green Mindanao, Philippine Coast Guards and other concerned organizations.