Sea Turtles

Five sea turtle species inhabit the ocean surrounding the Philippines. The Philippines are home to only six freshwater and terrestrial turtle species.

Sea Turtles News

  • Guide To Swimming With The Sea Turtles At Apo Island, Philippines

    Guide To Swimming With The Sea Turtles At Apo Island, Philippines

    The first time I've encountered a sea turtle in its natural habitat was during our Pescador Island Hopping in Moalboal, Cebu. During that time, we left disappointed because the sea turtles in the area were not friendly and were aloof to people.

  • Pawikan Nailigtas Sa Negros Occidental

    Pawikan Nailigtas Sa Negros Occidental

    Nailigtas ang isang green sea turtle matapos aksidenteng malambat sa isang fish pen sa Silay City, Negros Occidental Lunes ng umaga.

    Wala namang tinamong sugat ang pawikan at agad itong pinakawalan sa karagatan.

    Kuwento ni Johnny Billiones, posibleng hinahabol ng pawikan ang maliliit na isda na pumapasok sa fish pen kaya't na-trap ito.

    Ayon naman kay Arnel Lumapay, miyembro ng Bantay Dagat, ito na ang ika-14 na pawikan ang nasagip nila nitong taon at ang pinakamalaki sa lahat.

    Ito ay may lapad na halos 3 talampakan at may habang 4 na talampakan.

    Aniya, posibleng nasa 50 o 60 tao ...

  • Sinakong Pawikan Na-rescue Sa Palawan

    Sinakong Pawikan Na-rescue Sa Palawan

    Nanghihina na ang isang pawikan nang masagip ng Linapacan Municipal Police Station sa Takling Island, Barangay Calibangbangan, Martes ng umaga.

    Nakasilid ito sa isang sako at inilagay sa tagong parte ng isla.

    "Talagang nasa loob siya ng isang sako. Nakatago siya sa loob ng kuweba. Talagang pinag-interesan ito na i-trade," ayon kay Senior Inspector Aldrin Atienza.

    Pumunta ang pulisya sa lugar matapos na may makarating sa kanilang report na talamak ang ilegal na bentahan ng pawikan sa naturang barangay.

    "Through text message lang po yung information ng ating concerned citizen na tala ...

  • Davao Lights First Pawikan Release In 2018

    Davao Lights First Pawikan Release In 2018

    On March 28, 2018, just before the Holy Week break, 76 pawikan hatchlings were released back to the sea by Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Davao City.

    Pawikan eggs are known to be fragile, and disturbance from people and other animals may affect the development of these endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles. Before everyone headed to the beach as part of the lenten tradition, DLPC and its partners made sure the turtles were already in their natural home, their safe haven.

    These 76 hatchlings make up the first batch of pawikans released b ...

  • Ilocos Norte Villagers Release Baby Marine Turtles Back To Open Sea

    About 23 baby marine turtles (pawikan) emerged from their nest near a picnic area in Barangay Pagsanahan Norte, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, and crawled into the open sea to begin their voyage from their birth place.

    Villager Danlito Gamaio witnessed this Wednesday morning as he was supposed to gather seaweeds. He immediately reported it to the village chief and to the nearest office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR).

    According to village residents, the coastal village of Pagsanahan in Badoc town is a favorite nesting place of sea turtle.

    Through information ...

  • Saving Sea Turtles For Ecosystems Services Palawan

    Sea Turtle Conservation in Westcoast Area of Puerto Princesa City and Aborlan, Palawan, Philippines.