One Asian Leaf Turtle (𝘊𝘺𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘺𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘢) was turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) by a nurse on July 28, 2021, at 12:40 PM in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
The said nurse was identified as Ms. Shyne E. Palo, a resident of Barangay San Manuel, Puerto Princesa City, although she is currently working at the Municipal Health Office of Aborlan, Palawan. She found the Asian Leaf Turtle along the highway in Sitio San Carlos, Barangay Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City in the evening of July 3, 2021. At that time, she was on her way to the house of her parents-in-law in Barangay Bacungan from Aborlan. She intended to turn over the turtle immediately to the PCSDS but due to her busy work schedule, it was difficult for her to find time to bring the said turtle to the PCSDS office.
The said turtle has a curved carapace length of 15.2 cm, curved carapace width of 13.6 cm, and weighs 350 grams.
The Asian Leaf Turtle is currently categorized as a “Near Threatened” species under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
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