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 extinctio ...

n. 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

  • Pawikan Aksidenteng Nalambat Sa Oriental Mindoro

    Isang pawikan ang aksidenteng nahuli sa Oriental Mindoro kamakailan.

    Ayon kay Ariel Robledo na isang mangingisda sa Barangay Labasan, Bongabong, naghulog siya at ang kaniyang mga kasama ng talapira—-isang uri ng lambat—sa dagat.

    Nang hilahin nila ito sa tabi ay nakita nila ang pawikan na napasama sa kanilang mga nahuli sa lambat.

    Ang pawikan–o green sea turtle—ay may habang 100 centimeters, at may lapad na 96 cm.

    Tinatayang ito ay 15 to 20 years old.

    Agad namang ipinagbigay alam ni Robledo ang kaniyang nakita sa Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ng naturang bayan ...

  • Higit 100 Baby Hawksbill Turtles Pinakawalan Sa S.Leyte

    Mahigit 100 hawksbill turtles ang pinakawalan sa Southern Leyte. Sa San Fabian, Pangasinan naman ay natagpuan ang isang patay na pawikan.

  • 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

    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

    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 ...

  • Davao Light Welcomes 189 Pawikan Hatchlings

    After more than two months from its discovery, the hatching of another pawikan nest has finally come. Last April 3, Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region XI welcomes 159 pawikan hatchlings at the Cleanergy Park, Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

    A day after, in April 4, 27 additional hatchlings came out from the nest and were immediately released to the sea. This gives a total of 189 hatchlings from one nest, which is so far the largest number of hatchlings released at the Cleanergy Park since 2014.

    The pawi ...