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Coastal Underwater Resource Management Actions aims to cross barriers ??" meaning teach how we are all spirit souls in different bodies. Our lives are intertwined not only with other people but also with other living entities such as plants, birds, fish, and others. What we do affects others so we need to see the bigger picture of who we are and how we should live.

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  • CURMAs 2nd Nest In 4 Days Found In Bacnotan

    CURMAs 2nd Nest In 4 Days Found In Bacnotan

    Another chilly January morning brought in another turtle nest, in the quiet cove dividing Tammocalao and Cabarsican in Bacnotan, La Union which was the second nest in the last four days. The high surf this morning helped the mother turtles make their way up the beach to lay their eggs.

    Representatives from both barangays, D.E.N.R, Bacnotan and the PNP came to grace the natural wonder. To their surprise, we got everyone including the locals and tourists to help transfer the nest to safer grounds. Everyone was taught how to handle the turtle eggs and keep the same orientation of the egg, as l ...

  • Another Sea Turtle Nest Found By SIFCare CURMA

    Another Sea Turtle Nest Found By SIFCare CURMA

    In the morning of November 20, 2017 our veteran CURMA Patroller Marte Magat found sea turtle tracks on the shore of Baroro, Bacnotan La Union around 4:30 in the morning. According to Marte, he had a very difficult time finding the nest of this intelligent mother pawikan, which took him almost one hour.

    Fortunately, he later on found tracks approximately 27 inches wide and saw its nest with 94 eggs. This is the first nest Marte has found this season and stated that fewer pawikans are laying eggs here in La Union. Marte has been a patroller for six years. He works as a caretaker but he still ...

  • CURMA Releases 2nd Rescued Sea Turtle

    CURMA Releases 2nd Rescued Sea Turtle

    A female green sea turtle was released recently by CURMA, which was found and rescued by a fisherman in Taboc, San Juan, La Union last October 24.

    The sea turtle was accidentally entangled in his fishing net, and the local fisherman reported the incident to CURMA immediately. The rescued green sea turtle has a stunningly beautiful shell, measuring 57cm long and 54 cm wide. After checking her medical condition, she was tagged PH 1622-I and released back to the waters by CURMA volunteers.

    The population of sea turtle around the world has been seriously impacted due to human activities such ...

  • First Sea Turtle Sighting For 2017

    First Sea Turtle Sighting For 2017

    Theyre here! The first sea turtle sighting was reported today October 2, 2017 off the shore of Taboc, La Union, a known feeding area for sea turtles. The 70 cm adult female olive ridley sea turtle was found struggling in fishing nets by fishermen who quickly jumped in the water and saved her from impending suffocation and exhaustion. She was then brought to the CURMA hatchery where she was examined and tagged on her left front flipper. Shortly after, she was released back into the ocean.

    CURMA volunteer, Dixie Palmos, urges everyone to help protect olive ridley sea turtles because they help ...

  • CURMA Volunteers Getting Rready For The 2017 Pawikan Season

    CURMA Volunteers Getting Rready For The 2017 Pawikan Season

    With the onset of 2017 Pawikan season, volunteers of the Science of Identity Foundation Community Assistance for Responsible Existence attended the CURMA Pawikan Conservation Trainers Training, held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in San Juan La Union. This training is aimed at equipping current volunteers with necessary knowledge to train new volunteers to respond to turtle nesting and hatching events in an informed manner.

    At least twenty (20) CURMA volunteers listed earlier benefited from the said training which was conducted by Mr. Patrick Andrada, an experienced CURMA volunteer and trainer. ...

  • Kingfishers Rescued In Unprecedented Numbers

    Kingfishers Rescued In Unprecedented Numbers

    Over the last 6 weeks WIRES has received calls to help an unprecedented number of Kingfishers across the Sydney area.