Green sea turtle

The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle, or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. This species is named for the green color of its fat, rather than the color of its skin or shell as most people think. These turtles shells are in fact olive to black. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia.

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as is listed as endangered by the IUCN and CITES and is protected from exploitation in most countries. It is illegal to collect, harm or kill them. In addition, many countries have laws and ordinances to protect nesting areas. However, turtles are still in danger due to human activity. In some countries, turtles and their eggs are hunted for food. Pollution indirectly harms turtles at both population and individual scales.  Wiki

Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas News

  • Protecting Turtle Territory

    They were rare olive ridley sea turtles, fast becoming extinct around the world, just hatched from a nest in the fine San Juan sand in La Union province, their specific nesting site up north.

    That started it all, says Marissa’s son Carlos, a volunteer of Project CURMA (Coastal Underwater Resource Management Actions), a pawikan (sea turtle) conservation and protection program.

    A Science of Identity Foundation (SIF-CARE)-assisted conservation project, the Tamayos began to care for the olive ridleys from then on.

    “My sister Sachi began to train in the proper handling of nests until t ...

  • Mga Baby Pawikan Pinakawalan Sa CamSur

    Mahigit 50 baby pawikan ang pinakawalan sa Ragay Gulf Camarines Norte. Nong nakaraang taon pa dumayo sa Ragay Gulg ang green sea turtle para mangitlog.

  • Dalawang Pawikan Na Natagpuan Sa Isang Hukay Ibinalik Na Sa Karagatan

    Nasagip ng mga tauhan ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ng Romblon ang dalawang pawikan sa bayan ng Sta. Maria noong Martes ng umaga, March 7.

    Ang nasabing pawikan ay nakuha sa isang hukay malapit sa dalampasigan ng Sitio Tuburan, Brgy. Concepcion Norte, Sta. Maria, Romblon. Ayon kay Benito Largueza na pansamatalang nag-alaga ng nasabing mga pawikan, nakita aniya niya ang mga ito sa hukay malapit sa kanilang bahay kaya inalagaan niya ito at pinakain ng isda.

    Ayon Kay Engr. Raymundo Inocencio, Provincial Environment and Natural R ...

  • 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 ...

  • Injured Turtle For Rehabilitation

    The release of one of the two sea turtles housed at the turtle sanctuary of the Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, did not push through as the creature was bleeding due to fresh wounds on its flipper.

    The Hawksbill sea turtle, which weighs around 65 kilograms, was found trapped amid mangroves inside the Cleanergy Park last February 25 and was wounded as it struggled to be free, said Davao Light and Power Co. Community relations officer Fermin Edillon in an interview with SunStar Davao.

    Only the green sea turtle found by the residents of Bucana village on February 24, which w ...

  • A Safe Home To Green Sea Turtles

    Since January, this year, the Municipality of Sariaya in Quezon Province caught the national media during the releasing of green sea turtles in its coastal areas. Last January 17, 2017, around 75 green sea turtles were released at Paraiso Beach Resort at Brgy. Guis-guis.

    This activity was headed by Sariaya Municipal Mayor Marcelo P. Gayeta, together with the Municipal Agriculture Office, Bantay-Dagat, Sariya Community Radio Radyo Kaisahan 107.7 FM, Rescue 117 and Tanggol Kalikasan.

    As part of the so many projects of the Sariaya Local Government Unit, residents in the coastal areas are gi ...