Punta Dumalag Turtle Sanctuary

Davao City, Davao del Sur

The Punta Dumalag Turtle Sanctuary, also called the Pawikan Sanctuary or Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, is located on Punta Dumalag in Matina Aplaya, Davao City, Davao del Sur.

Punta Dumalag Turtle Sanctuary News

  • Letting Go With Glee

    The shore was filled with bliss and the sea’s waves crashed as if welcoming the grand entrance of one the ocean’s treasure – the Hawksbill hatchlings. I could only think that fishes, corals and the rest of the ocean were up for a big celebration.

    Just before the sun set on April 18 at the Turtle Sanctuary of the Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Davao City, various individuals from the academe, non-government and government organizations including the media witnessed the released of 141 sea turtle hatchlings to the their home - sea.

    Knowing that these hatchlings belong to an endange ...

  • Pawikan Hatchlings Release

    The Aboitiz Foundation released yet another batch of hawksbill turtle hatchlings from nests laid at the Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Davao City.

    It was sometime in July 2003 when the first hawksbill turtle nest was discovered by a resident and reported to erstwhile Davao City Councilor Leonardo R. Avila III as the councilor at that time was putting up an experimental artificial coral reef in the area during that time.

    What followed was a series of articles by SunStar Davao that led to greater awareness of the people in the region about sea turtle conservation that no less than the Pa ...

  • Saving Marine Turtles From Extinction

    Early this month, the Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. (DPLC) together with the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) released 186 hatchlings of marine turtles – locally known as "pawikan" – to the open sea.

    The hatchlings were hatched at the Cleanergy Park in sitio Punta Dumalag at Matina Aplaya, Davao City. They came from the second batch of pawikan eggs found at the park early this year.

    So far, the figure is "the largest number of hatchlings released at the Cleanergy Park since 2014," said a press statement.

    A few weeks earlier, Davao Cit ...

  • Davao Light Welcomes 189 Pawikan Hatchlings

    After more than two months from its discovery, the hatching of another pawikan nest has finally come. Last April 3, Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region XI welcomes 159 pawikan hatchlings at the Cleanergy Park, Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

    A day after, in April 4, 27 additional hatchlings came out from the nest and were immediately released to the sea. This gives a total of 189 hatchlings from one nest, which is so far the largest number of hatchlings released at the Cleanergy Park since 2014.

    The pawi ...

  • Biggest Batch Of Sea Turtles Released

    At least 160 Hawksbill sea turtles had been released to the sea on Tuesday after they were hatched on the coast of Punta Dumalag, Talomo District, a known nesting ground of the turtles.

    Hawksbill sea turtles are on the red list of threatened species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

    Mayor Sara Duterte was guest at the ceremony for
    the release of the turtles at Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag.

    The number of hatchlings released was the largest this year, officials said.

    The release of the hatchlings was overseen by the Department of Environment and Natur ...

  • Davao Light Rescues Two Pawikans

    The Cleanergy Park, which is biodiversity park is a project of Davao Light and Power Co. and the Aboitiz Foundation, located in Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya Davao City continues to be a home to various wildlife. The place has become even more special as it has been a nesting ground for Hawksbill Turtles, an endangered species.

    Being known to locals as a pawikan sanctuary, last February 24, residents from Brgy. Bucana turned over a Pawikan to the Cleanergy Park for proper handling through Davao Light Community Relations Manager Fermin Edillon. The said pawikan, a Green Sea Turtle, was ...