The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Central Visayas has rescued two sea turtles in Tinaan, Naga City.
The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in Argao rescued the two sea turtles after they were found trapped in a fisherman’s net near the shoreline.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared green sea turtles as endangered. It is also one of the largest sea turtles in the world.
“The captured green sea turtles or Chelonia mydas measured (1) 57 centimeters long and 52 centimeters wide and (2) 69 centimeters long and 64 centimeters wide,” the DENR Central Visayas said on the Facebook page.
They also urged the public to help protect all wildlife and endangered species.—AAC