Giant leatherback sea turtle caught in Samar

Photo of this iD10T is spreading like a wildfire. According to some Netizens this guy was bragging about his so called 'big catch'. 


Protection of Threatened Species

Section 22. Determination of Threatened Species. - The Secretary shall determine whether any wildlife species or subspecies is threatened, and classify the same as critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or other accepted categories based on the best scientific data and with due regard to internationally accepted criteria, including but not limited to the following:

(a) present or threatened destruction, modification or curtailment of its habitat or range;

(b) over-utilization for commercial, recreational, scientific or educational purposes;

(c) inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms; and

(d) other natural or man-made factors affecting the existence of wildlife.

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