One Green Sea Turtle (𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘮𝘺𝘥𝘢𝘴) was turned over by Captain Leonides Echague of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxilliary-El Nido to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) District Management Division (DMD) -El Nido on April 23, 2021.
Mr. Echague narrated that the PCGA had already seen the Green Sea turtle floating at the vicinity of Sitio Kiminawit Bgy. Bebeladan, El Nido, Palawan on April 20, 2021. It had already shown signs of weakness as it encountered problems with buoyancy at that time. After three days of observing its condition, they decided to bring the turtle to the Island Front Beach Resort in Bgy. Corong-Corong, El Nido. Then, they coordinated with the PCSDS DMD-El Nido Wildlife Trafficking Monitoring Unit (WTMU) officers and DENR-Protected Area Management Office (PAMO) staff and turned over the said turtle to them at 11:30 AM on April 23, 2021.
The Green Sea Turtle was brought to Lio Estate Resort at Bgy. Villa Libertad, El Nido by the PCSDS DMD-El Nido WTMU officers and DENR-Protected Area Management Office (PAMO) staff for temporary custody on the same day. It will be under observation until such time that its full recovery is guaranteed.
The Green Sea Turtle has a curved carapace length of 70 cms., curved carapace width of 66 cms. and weighs 31.5 Kg.
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.