One dead Hawksbill Turtle (𝘌𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘮𝘰𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘺𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘢) was retrieved by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) Wildlife Trafficking Monitoring Unit (WTMU) – El Nido with the help of Philippine Coast Guard -El Nido and DENR-PAMO at Bgy. Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan at 7:40 AM on April 23, 2021.
The lifeless turtle was found by the members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) – El Nido along the shoreline of Cadlao Island, El Nido, Palawan at around 6: 45 AM on the same day. It was already undergoing its decomposition stage when it was taken by the PCG-El Nido from the said area. It was immediately turned over by the PCG-El Nido to PCSDS WTMU-El Nido.
With the help of DENR- Protected Area Management Office (PAMO) staff, the PCSDS WTMU officers buried the aforementioned turtle at the premises of DENR- PAMO’s dive house in El Nido, Palawan.
The Hawskbill Turtle has a curved carapace length of 70 cms, curved carapace width of 60 cms and weighs approximately 30 Kg.
The Hawksbill 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.