Some 46 Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) eggs were rescued and are being monitored at the shorelines of Donsol, Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, the Local Government Unit (LGU) Donsol, and World Wide Fund (WWF).
A concerned citizen reported the sighting of a turtle laying eggs to the WWF coordinators, who in turn reported the same to the Barangay.
According to PENRO Sorsogon, the team retrieved 52 eggs but 6 eggs were found cracked and damaged due to the nesting site being reached by big waves. The remaining 46 eggs were transferred to a safer area where net borders were installed as protective barrier from predators. Continuous monitoring will be conducted until the eggs are hatched and the turtles will be released to its natural habitat.
Photos: DENR Bicol