The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys. The species has a worldwide distribution, with Atlantic and Indo-Pacific subspecies??"E. i. imbricata and E. i. bissa, respectively.
Human fishing practices threaten E. imbricata populations with extinct ...
ion. The World Conservation Union classifies the hawksbill as critically endangered. Hawksbill shells were the primary source of tortoiseshell material used for decorative purposes. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species outlaws the capture and trade of hawksbill sea turtles and products derived from them. Wiki
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Marine conservation efforts at a coastal community in Magsaysay town, Misamis Oriental province, marked another success after 55 hawksbill turtle hatchlings were released by residents in the village of Candiis last week.
Rolando Pagara, a Candiis village council member who oversees turtle conservation efforts in his community, said the turtles hatched on the early morning of March 1.
He said 62 of the 117 eggs laid on the village;s beach on Dec. 14 last year failed to hatch.
"More than half of the laid eggs may not have made it but we are still happy that we are able ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Aboitiz Group has built up the facilities of a pawikan (marine turtle) center in the city as part of its effort to intensify the conservation of hawksbill turtle in the Davao Gulf.
This after the company signed a memorandum of agreement with the city government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday morning.
Aboitiz Power chief operating officer for distribution group Jaime Jose Aboitiz said the signing aims to collaborate with the stakeholders for the better assistance given to the rescued marine turtles.
"Today, after more than 13,000 mangrov ...
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) unveiled its brand ambassador that will represent the marine sector in their 12-year flagship project for the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park.
"Pawi," a mascot resembling a hawksbill turtle, was introduced on Wednesday in a parade at the coastal town of Dinapigue.
Pawi's presence in various activities will boost communication, education and public awareness on the protection as well as conservation of marine resources, according to Racquel Caldez, DENR Isabela Information Officer.
"The selection of this specific species of ...
One of the most fascinating facts about sea turtles is that they have unusually sharp memories, according to experts.
So they would return again and again to the place where turtles hundreds of years before them hatched to do the same.
The coastal area of Magsaysay town in Misamis Oriental was one of those places that experts said had been imprinted on the turtles memories as a hatching site.
This magnetic imprint, as experts described it, serves like a homing beacon that makes sure turtles dont get lost and find their way back to where they hatched to lay eggs.
The only difference ...