The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Community ENR Office of Cadiz City together with the City ENR Office of Escalante rescued male Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Guiwanon, Old Poblacion, Escalante City on August 01, 2022. Both teams together with the Bantay Dagat released the turtle in Escalante Bay Marine Sanctuary after securing it’s in good condition.
The turtle was reported to the City ENRO of Escalante by a concerned citizen on July 31, 2022. It was found out to be wounded and unable to swim after it was accidentally entangled in a fisherman’s net.
Green Sea turtle is one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore among the different species and is classified as Endangered (EN) species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).