One female Green Sea Turtle (𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘮𝘺𝘥𝘢𝘴) was retrieved in Sto. Niño, Napsan, Puerto Princesa City through the joint rescue operation of City ENRO, DENR-CENRO and PCSDS on March 26, 2021.
The Green Sea Turtle has a curved carapace length of 100 cms., curved carapace width of 93 cms. and weighs 120 Kgs.
In an interview with the PCSDS wildlife rescuers, the City ENRO Wildlife Management Division through Mr. Danilo Tapil, Team leader of Bantay Pawikan of City ENRO, who is based in Sto. Niño, Napsan, Puerto Princesa City, revealed that the Green Sea Turtle was found outside of Mr. Tapil’s house on the same day at around 1:30 AM.
Mr. Tapil said that he heard the dogs barking outside his house in Sto. Niño, Napsan, Puerto Princesa City during that time so he immediately went out to check what was going on. As he inspected the area, he saw a turtle trying to lay its eggs on the beach. But the turtle’s attempt was not successful because the sand was rocky and it was difficult for the turtle to dig the sand with its flippers. The turtle tried to leave the area to go back to the sea but it was not able to do so since it was low tide during that time. Consequently, it got stranded on land, primarily on a sargassum bed. Seeing the situation, Mr. Tapil decided to contact and report the said incident to PCSDS to rescue the said turtle.
With the help of two technical staff of the DENR – CENRO, the wildlife rescuers of PCSDS managed to release the turtle back to the sea on the same day at around 10:30 AM.
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.