Morong Turtle Sanctuary

Morong, Bataan

The Morong Turtle Sanctuary is located in Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan. The entire Bagac and Morong coasts are known as nesting grounds of the Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and the Green Turtle.

Morong Turtle Sanctuary News

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    Top Summer Destinations For P1000 Or Less

    Feeling the summer sun yet? How's the planning going on your summer getaway? You're probably worried about your budget. You can stop worrying, because luckily, the Philippines is blessed with beautiful destinations, natural and man-made alike.

    Filipinos can rejoice in the summer time without overspending, and without cutting down on the fun. You don't have to go for the most luxurious, expensive getaway; it's all a matter of planning, proper budgeting, and preparation before your sweet escape from the Metro.

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  • Turtles Vulnerable Start To Life On PH Coast

    Turtles Vulnerable Start To Life On PH Coast

    Hundreds of tiny turtle hatchlings emerge above a Philippine beach at night and immediately look to the sea, hoping to beat huge odds and start a remarkable trans-oceanic journey lasting decades.

    The olive ridleys, each shorter than a credit card, are among five species of sea turtles in the Philippines that are in danger of extinction, mostly because they are prized as a protein-rich food.

    "Not too long ago, all marine turtle eggs here ended up in the pot," said Manolo Ibias, 63, a part-time fisherman and farmer who in his youth stole ridley eggs buried along the coast to eat as omelett ...

  • Turtles Vulnerable Start To Life On Philippine Coast

    Hundreds of tiny turtle hatchlings emerge above a Philippine beach at night and immediately look to the sea, hoping to beat huge odds and start a remarkable trans-oceanic journey lasting decades.

    The olive ridleys, each shorter than a credit card, are among five species of sea turtles in the Philippines that are in danger of extinction, mostly because they are prized as a protein-rich food.

    "Not too long ago, all marine turtle eggs here ended up in the pot," said Manolo Ibias, 63, a part-time fisherman and farmer who in his youth stole ridley eggs buried along the coast to eat as omelett ...

  • Pawikan festival set on Nov 30

    The Bataan Tourism Council Foundation announced that the Pawikan Festival in Bataan will be held on Nov. 30 at the Pawikan Conservation Center in the seaside village of Nagbalayong in Morong manned by former poachers and turtle egg collectors-turned conservation advocates.

    The ceremonial releasing of day-old marine turtle hatchlings, mostly from the Olive Ridley species, will highlight the festival 2014, said Vicky Garcia of the Bataan Tourism Council Foundation.

    She said three out of five species of marine turtles in the country ??" Olive Ridley, Hawksville and Green turtles ??" have Ba ...

  • The Marine Turtles of Morong Bataan

    The Marine Turtles of Morong Bataan

    Morong, Bataan is known, not only for its magnificent beaches, but this small province also prides itself in the life underneath the serene billows and calm shores.

    Aside from the beautiful corals and diverse fish species, Morong, Bataan is also acknowledged as a home to pawikans or marine turtles.

    The entire Bagac and Morong coasts are known as nesting grounds of 3/5 of sea turtle species in the country, including the Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and the Green Turtle. And the community-based Pawikan Conservation Center has become their dwelling place.

    Located in barangay Nagbalayong, Moro ...

  • Bataan fest showcases Pawikan Conservation

    Bataan fest showcases Pawikan Conservation

    The Province of Bataan is helping preserve Mother Earth as it celebrates the 13th edition of the award-winning Pawikan Festival in Morong from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1.

    Spearheading the activity are the provincial government of Bataan, the Provincial Tourism Office, the Bataan Tourism Council Foundation, Inc. (BTCFI), Bantay Pawikan, city and municipal tourism councils and local government units.

    BTCFI president and Bataan First Lady Vicky Garcia said the festival showcases the rich biodiversity of the province, in addition to being a bastion of bravery during World War II.

    Pawikan Festi ...