Hawksbill sea turtle

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

Hawksbill sea turtle Eretmochelys imbricata News

  • Meet Pawi: Turtle Mascot Aims To Raise Awareness Of Endangered Species

    Meet Pawi: Turtle Mascot Aims To Raise Awareness Of Endangered Species

    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 ...

  • Saving Turtles By Saving Their Nesting Sites

    Saving Turtles By Saving Their Nesting Sites

    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 ...

  • Saving Turtle Agdao

    Saving Turtle Agdao

    In early April 2018, Fermin Edillon got an urgent call from Gelaine Arguillas of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region XI asking of the private marine sanctuary he manages to temporarily house a wounded guest.

    Some Agdao fisherfolk in Davao City discovered floating off the sea in front of their village an injured hawksbill turtle (mistakenly reported as a green turtle) that they brought to the barangay hall. The local DENR thought it best to rehabilitate the wounded amphibian at the Aboitiz CleanEnergy Park, a privately-owned pawikan sanctuary in Punta Dumalag, D ...

  • Batangas Philippines One Of Worlds Richest Marine Life

    During these dives we saw rare hawksbill turtle, lionfish, nemos, jack fish and tons of new ones right here in Batangas Philippines. Also a incredible beautiful wreck dive from a previously floating restaurant. Also a great thing about Batangas it's only about 2-3 hours away from Manila.

  • Maritime Group Releases Turtle Hatchlings

    Maritime Group Releases Turtle Hatchlings

    Around 118 hatchlings of the critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles were released Tuesday night along the shores of Dos Palmas Island Resort, Honda Bay, Barangay Sta. Lourdes.

    PO2 Primrose Flores , spokesperson of the 2nd Special Operations Unit-Maritime Group (2nd SOU-MG) said the release of the Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) hatchlings happened around 10:00 p.m. on January 16.

    "Sadya lang nangitlog doon ang mga pawikan. Binantayan at in-assist ng biologist ng Dos Palmas ang mga itlog para hindi magambala ng kung ano. Ayon sa biologist, time na rin para i-release," she said.


  • Pawikan Nga Na Trap Sa Netting Na Rescue

    Pawikan Nga Na Trap Sa Netting Na Rescue

    Narescue ag nabalik eon kainang hapon sa dagat do na trap nga pawikan sa baybayon it Purok 2, Navitas, Numancia, Aklan.

    Nasayuran nga isaeang ka Hawksbill Sea Turtle do nasambitan nga pawikan nga natrap sa netting nga ginapanag-iyahan ni Ensign Marcelo Bustamante, nga miyembro man it Philippine Coastguard Auxiliary sa lugar.

    Suno kay Captain Pepito Ruiz, Operations Officer it 611 PCGA Western Visayas, na trap do pawikan kainang alas 6:25 it agahon bangod posible nga nag-inusoy raya it pagkaon.

    Sa presensya it mga otoridad, ginbabalik sa dagat do pawikan nga nagabug-at it 59 kilo, naga ...