Russian Tourist Allegedly Kills Endangered Turtle in the Philippines, Gets Jailed

Russian Tourist Allegedly Kills Endangered Turtle in the Philippines, Gets Jailed

An alert ‘bantay dagat’ (sea patrolman) caught a Russian tourist who allegedly killed an endangered turtle at a marine sanctuary off the coast of Dauin, Negros Oriental in central Philippines. Dauin police chief Insp. Bernabe Rubio revealed that their unit received a call from the Dauin Mayor Neil Credo to check on reports that a bantay dagat had caught Russian tourist carrying a dead Green Sea turtle. Upon arriving at the marine sanctuary in Masaplod Sur, Dauin, they were met by Bantay Dagat member Froilan Bantayanon who narrated that he…