One Green Sea Turtle rescued in Nagtabon beach, Barangay Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City

by | Jul 14, 2021

One Green Sea Turtle (𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘮𝘺𝘥𝘢𝘴) was retrieved by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) with the assistance of the Philippine Coast Guard, in Nagtabon beach, Barangay Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City on July 12, 2021.

Said turtle, listed as “Critically Endangered Species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521, was found floating at the shoreline of Nagtabon beach by the residents of Sitio Nagtabon, Barangay Bacungan on July 12, 2021. Upon seeing the turtle, the residents noticed that it showed signs of weakness. This prompted them to report the incident to the PCSDS-Enforcement team for the turtle’s retrieval.

With the assistance of the Philippine Coastguard, the PCSDS-Enforcement team conducted rescue operations of the turtle at around 12:20 PM. Unfortunately, the turtle expired at around 9:00 PM on the same day despite efforts to improve its health condition. To determine the cause of its death, the PCSDS-Enforcement team requested its laboratory examination at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

The Green Sea Turtle is listed as a “Critically Endangered species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521.

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