One rescued Green Sea Turtle dies in El Nido, Palawan

by | May 28, 2021

One rescued Green Sea Turtle (𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘮𝘺𝘥𝘢𝘴) died in the municipality of El Nido, Palawan on May 26, 2021.

Said turtle, listed as “Critically Endangered Species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521, was found by the residents of Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, El Nido while it was stranded in Nacpan beach on May 26, 2021. They tried to bring it back into the sea but their efforts failed because of its impaired condition at that time. Consequently, they reported it to the staff of Sunmai Nacpan Beach restaurant, the nearest establishment from the beach which is into turtle conservation.

The Sunmai Nacpan Beach restaurant staff in turn coordinated with Ms. Jamie Dichaves, the environmental officer of Lio Estate Resort at Barangay Villa Libertad, El Nido. They transported the turtle to the said barangay for its supposed rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it died before arriving in the area at around 6:00 PM.

With the assistance of Ms. Dichaves and the environmental staff of the Lio Estate Resort, Mr. Alexis Alberio, an officer of the PCSDS Wildlife Trafficking Monitoring Unit, conducted a necropsy of the turtle’s carcass on March 27, 2021, at around 9:00 AM. Upon inspection, the initial findings revealed that the cause of the turtle’s death is a kidney infection.

The Green sea turtle has a curved carapace length of 83 cms., curved carapace width of 79 cms. and weighs approximately 50Kg.

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