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

  • 79 Pawikan Hatchlings Released In Davao Gulf

    79 Pawikan Hatchlings Released In Davao Gulf

    Seventy-nine Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings were released in Davao Gulf in Punta Dumalag, Barangay Matina Aplaya on Monday afternoon.

    Residents and fishermen found the eggs last April 10 in Purok 25, Times Beach, Barangay 76-A, Bucana and were brought to the Cleanergy Park marine protected area, where it was nurtured for two months before its release.

    According to Fermin Edillon, Community Relations Manager of Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC), such species are considered endangered. They are seeking help from nearby residents especially those who are living along the coastal area to ...

  • Davao Lights First Pawikan Release In 2018

    Davao Lights First Pawikan Release In 2018

    On March 28, 2018, just before the Holy Week break, 76 pawikan hatchlings were released back to the sea by Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Davao City.

    Pawikan eggs are known to be fragile, and disturbance from people and other animals may affect the development of these endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles. Before everyone headed to the beach as part of the lenten tradition, DLPC and its partners made sure the turtles were already in their natural home, their safe haven.

    These 76 hatchlings make up the first batch of pawikans released b ...

  • Pawikan Eggs Hatched And Released During Holy Week In The Cleanergy Park

    Pawikan Eggs Hatched And Released During Holy Week In The Cleanergy Park

    On March 28, a Holy Wednesday, Davao Light and Power Co. gladly welcomed and released new baby sea turtles in the coastline of the Cleanergy Park at Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City. A total of 77 hatchlings, which were believed to be Olive Ridley sea turtles, were released out of the 86 eggs found.

    The nest was discovered in a public beach of Barangay 76-A, exposing it to threats from men and animals alike. Having been laid also very close to the sea, the nest constantly gets wet from the water brought by waves.

    This prompted Barangay Captain Rolando T. Trajera to request ...

  • Turtle Hit By Arrow Rescued In Davao

    Turtle Hit By Arrow Rescued In Davao

    Fishermen and members of Bantay Dagat rescued an adult green sea turtle with an arrow stuck in its neck on the seashore of Barangay Centro, Agdao District here Friday morning.

    The injured pawikan was brought to Cleanergy park in Punta Dumalag, Barangay Matina Aplaya, a biodiversity park that serves as a sanctuary and nesting site for turtles.

    Demosthenes Amaga, officer-in-charge of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) enforcement division, observed that the arrow caused an inflammation on the turtle's neck bigger than its head.

    The weak pawikan, currently restin ...

  • Exploring Davao City, Davao Oriental, Occidental Elegantly Wasted

    Exploring Davao City, Davao Oriental, Occidental Elegantly Wasted

    When I found myself booking a plane ticket to Davao City, I immediately contacted Sam and told him he had free rein to basically craft an itinerary for me. I was pretty much open to anything, and he indulged. So heres part and parcel of what happened and where we went. We had our private driver (of Sams choosing) who could take us from Davao City to Occidental and back. While it was tiring, it was such a great experience to see how expansive and beautiful Davao is. I hope you enjoy this little blog post about my Davao adventure which took place October 2017.

  • Bulletins Keith Bacongco Wins Photojournalist Of The Year Award At Globe Media Excellence Search

    Bulletins Keith Bacongco Wins Photojournalist Of The Year Award At Globe Media Excellence Search

    Manila Bulletin photographer Keith Bacongco won the Photojournalist of the Year award at the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) held Wednesday night at the Marco Polo Davao.

    Bacongco bested other photographers in Mindanao with his photo titled "Back to the Sea."

    Now on its sixth year, the Globe Media Excellence Awards began starting in 2012 as a search for excellent journalists and has since had an excellent roster of winners under its wing.

    This year, MB columnist John Tria was also among those nominated as Columnist of the Year.

    The 2017 GMEA had its Visayas and Mindanao legs a ...