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

  • Aboitiz Subsidiary Releases 115 Turtle Hatchlings

    Aboitiz Subsidiary Releases 115 Turtle Hatchlings

    A total of 115 sea turtle hatchlings have made their way to the sea on Friday from the shoreline of a coal-fired power plant, no less.

    Since December 2018, three pawikan or sea turtle nests were discovered along the coast of Aboitiz Power subsidiary Therma South, Inc.

    The first nest was found on December 14 and the second on Feb. 23 this year.

    Since the discovery of the nests, TSI has worked with various groups, including the team from the group?s pawikan conservatory in Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, to ensure that the nests inside are well-protected and well-cared for.

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  • Home For Pawikans

    Home For Pawikans

    The Philippines is home to five species of sea turtles or pawikans out of seven known species in the world. These are Green Sea, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley, Loggerhead and Leatherback turtle.

    This fact speaks volume of how rich marine biodiversity our country has. But it is sad to note that marine turtles? population is dwindling. Of the five sea turtle species found in the country, four are are considered endangered and one -- the hawksbill -- is critically endangered.

    One of the hatching sites of pawikans is Davao Gulf, particularly Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

    One interes ...

  • Mother Pawikan Spotted Lays Nest At The Aboitiz Cleanergy Park

    Mother Pawikan Spotted Lays Nest At The Aboitiz Cleanergy Park

    On the night of February 19, 2019, a mother pawikan was spotted on the shore of the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City on its way back to the sea.

    The following day, Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. discovered a new batch of Pawikan eggs laid in the park. This is the second nest for the year.

    The eggs are expected to hatch within the 2nd or 3rd week of April 2019.

    Aboitiz Cleanergy Park is a known nesting ground of the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtle and since 2014, Davao Light has already released 3,482 hatchlings.

    A female pawikan is kn ...

  • Efforts To Conserve Pawikan In Davao Intensifies

    Efforts To Conserve Pawikan In Davao Intensifies

    Conservation efforts for pawikan (marine turtle) continue to intensify as the city government, the environment department and Aboitiz Group renewed their commitments for the preservation and protection of the turtle, particularly the critically endangered hawksbill turtle in Davao City.

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the Aboitiz Group, through its social-development arm Aboitiz Foundation and AboitizPower business unit Davao Light and Power Co., and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) last week to establish the Pawikan Cen ...

  • Agreement On Pawikan Center In Davao Inked

    Agreement On Pawikan Center In Davao Inked

    The Aboitiz Group on Thursday, January 10, inked a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Energy and Natural Resources (DENR) and the City Government of Davao to strengthen its marine turtle or pawikan conservation efforts through establishing a Pawikan Center at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

    The center - a rescue and hatchery facility - has a temporary shelter, clinic, laboratory, observation deck, boardwalks, and other facilities for the rescue, rehabilitation, conservation, protection, and care of pawikans in Punta Dumalag.

    It is consi ...

  • Pawikan Rescue Center To Rise At Davao Citys Cleanergy Park

    Pawikan Rescue Center To Rise At Davao Citys Cleanergy Park

    The Aboitiz Group which owns and operates the Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag in Davao City is set to establish a pawikan rescue center inside the park.

    This after a memorandum of agreement was signed on Thursday, Jan. 10, between Aboitiz, the city government of Davao and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

    Jaime Jose Aboitiz, chief operating officer of Aboitiz Power cited the Cleanergy Park's role in maintaining biodiversity in the area, educating the public about the value of protecting and preserving the critically endangered hawksbill turtles or pawikan and taking c ...