AQD and DENR-PENRO Guimaras partner in protecting marine turtles

By Development Communication Section

The Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO) Guimaras and AQD signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the protection and conservation of sea turtles in Guimaras, Philippines last 23 September 2016 at AQD’s Igang Marine Station in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras.

During the MOA signing, Mr. Vicente Sardina, OIC of DENR-PENRO Guimaras, mentioned that marine turtles are tourist attractions in Guimaras. Mandated to protect marine turtles in Guimaras, the organization teamed up with AQD for technical assistance in taking care of injured marine turtles.

(L-R) Ms. Julieta Gabayeon, Technical Services Division Chief of DENR Guimaras; Mr. Vicente Sardina, OIC of DENR-PENRO Guimaras; Dr. Chihaya Nakayasu, Acting Chief and Deputy Chief of SEAFDEC/AQD; and Mr. Mateo Paquito Yap, OIC of SEAFDEC/AQD’sIgang Marine Station during the MOA signing
(L-R) Ms. Julieta Gabayeon, Technical Services Division Chief of DENR Guimaras; Mr. Vicente Sardina, OIC of DENR-PENRO Guimaras; Dr. Chihaya Nakayasu, Acting Chief and Deputy Chief of SEAFDEC/AQD; and Mr. Mateo Paquito Yap, OIC of SEAFDEC/AQD’sIgang Marine Station during the MOA signing

 

Mr. Sardina and Dr. Nakayasu seal the agreement as witnessed by DENR-PENRO Guimaras and SEAFDEC/AQD staff
Mr. Sardina and Dr. Nakayasu seal the agreement as witnessed by DENR-PENRO Guimaras and SEAFDEC/AQD staff

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