One Dead Green Sea Turtle reported to PCSDS

by | Apr 6, 2021

One dead Green Sea Turtle (𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘮𝘺𝘥𝘢𝘴) was reported by Mayor Jean Feliciano of Brooke’s Point, Palawan to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff District Management Division (DMD) -Brooke’s Point on April 3, 2021.

The lifeless Green Sea Turtle was found near the beach of District 2, Poblacion, Brooke’s Point by a resident living near the area on April 3, 2021. During that time the turtle was already undergoing its decomposition stage. Seeing the turtle’s condition, the said resident reported the incident to the members of the Barangay Tanod stationed in the area, who in turn informed Mayor Jean Feliciano about the situation.

Upon learning the aforementioned matter, Mayor Feliciano responded quickly and coordinated with the PCSDS DMD-Brooke’s Point and PCSDS Wildlife Trafficking Monitoring Unit (WTMU) Officers to attend to the dead turtle.
With the assistance of the members of the Barangay Tanod of District 2, Poblacion, Brooke’s Point, the PCSDS WTMU officers buried the turtle in Brooke’s Point, Palawan at around 10 AM on the same day.

The Green Sea Turtle has a curved carapace length of 96 cms., curved carapace width of 45 cms. and weighs approximately 60 Kgs.

The Green Sea Turtle is listed as “Critically Endangered species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521. If you happen to find any wildlife creature within your vicinity, please report it immediately to our office thru hotline numbers 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). You may also send a message to our Facebook page for your concerns.