Surigao City Releases 81 Olive Ridley Turtle Hatchlings into the Wild

SURIGAO CITY — In a concerted effort to conserve marine life, environmental officials in Surigao City released 81 Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings into the sea on Wednesday morning, marking a significant moment in local wildlife preservation.

According to Philippines News Agency, these hatchlings were born from eggs laid by an Olive Ridley turtle on Banahao Beach in Barangay Sabang on February 23. Out of 150 eggs monitored by conservationists, 81 successfully hatched on the night of April 16. The release was organized by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), highlighting the ongoing success of the city's conservation initiatives.

The local government praised the efforts and cooperation of community members and resort owners who played a crucial role in safeguarding the turtle nesting and hatching processes. This event was celebrated as a testament to the community's commitment to maintaining the biodiversity of Surigao City's coastal ecosystems.