Businessman finds carcass of endangered Green Turtle

Nicanor Requena Punta Gorda businessman

Nicanor Requena
Punta Gorda businessman

Saturday, October 14, 2017. The carcass of an endangered Green Turtle was found offshore Punta Gorda town on Monday.

The discovery was made by a group of friends who were out on a recreational trip in the Orange Point area.

According to Nicanor Requena, the Green Turtle had been caught in ropes attached to what looks like an abandoned fish trap.

Green Turtles are endangered species and are protected by the Laws of Belize.