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

  • DLPC Releases New Batch Of Pawikan Hatchlings

    DLPC Releases New Batch Of Pawikan Hatchlings

    Last September 21, Davao Light welcomed a new batch of baby sea turtles, which are believed to be the endangered Hawskbill Turtles, at the Cleanergy Park.

    These hatchlings came from the fifth pawikan nest discovered last July 29, 2017 at the biodiversity park. A total of 158 baby pawikans were released on the same day the eggs were hatched.

    On September 23, validation was done on the latest reported sea turtle tracks spotted along the shores of the park. A nest was confirmed and this is the eigth nest found this year. The validation was witnessed by the group organized by the Rotary Club ...

  • Davao Light Welcomes 5th Pawikan Nest In Cleanergy Park

    Davao Light Welcomes 5th Pawikan Nest In Cleanergy Park

    On a bright sunny morning of July 29, 2017 pawikan tracks were seen on the shoreline of the outdoor biodiversity park, popularly known as the Cleanergy Park located at Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City, which led to the discovery of a pawikan nest in the park, the 5th for the year. Cleanergy Park is a project of Davao Light, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation. It is a biodiversity park that is aimed to preserve the pawikan nesting grounds, be a home of many thriving bird species and help maintain ecological balance for other sea and land creature ...

  • Aboitiz Group To Plant 9 Million Trees By 2020

    The Aboitiz Group of Companies here is pushing to plant 11,500 trees by the end of the year, according to a statement from the company.

    This, after the Davao Light and Power Company, Inc. (DLPC) planted an estimated 3,300 molave seedlings and mangrove propagules, as well as fruit bearing trees, at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, Purok Punta Dumalag in Barangay Matina Aplaya.

    This was the Mindanao Aboitiz company?s contribution to its group-wide simultaneous tree-planting across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao last July 15.

    Erramon I. Aboitiz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aboitiz ...

  • Davao Light Releases Remaining Batch Of Pawikan Hatchlings In Cleanergy Park

    Davao Light Releases Remaining Batch Of Pawikan Hatchlings In Cleanergy Park

    Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. welcomed 129 baby Hawksbill Turltes from the last batch of Pawikan nest last April 30, 2017 in the Cleanergy Park at Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

    These pawikan hatchlings came from the fourth nest found last February 24, 2017. To date, a total of 627 hatchlings from the four nests discovered in the Cleanergy Park were released in the first quarter of 2017.

    Considered as critically endangered species, these pawikans gained support of the many who came to give cheers and wishes as our little shelled friends eagerly walked their way to star ...

  • Letting Go With Glee

    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 endangered ...

  • Pawikan Hatchlings Release

    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 ...