Sea Turtles

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

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  • Marine Turtles On The Brink Of Extinction

    Marine Turtles On The Brink Of Extinction

    It's not just tawilis, lapu-lapu, sharks, and giant clams that are fast vanishing in the country's waters. The Switzerland-based International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has also included marine or sea turtles in its red list classification.

    Of the seven marine turtle species known to man, five of them are found in the Philippines and all of them are considered "threatened species," according to IUCN. This means they are vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.

    IUCN, the leading organization in determining if a species can be considered threatened or not, uses th ...

  • DENR XII Heightens Sea Turtle Conservation In Glan Town

    DENR XII Heightens Sea Turtle Conservation In Glan Town

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region XII is now establishing enclosures for turtle nests in its effort to conserve this marine wildlife in Glan, Sarangani Province.

    This came during the observance of World Wildlife Day on March 5 at Barangay Burias here.

    The activity was participated by coastal dwellers and local government unit of the said barangay together with RD Foundation, Incorporated, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of RD Group of Companies.

    Barangay Burias, a coastal barangay has been reported to have been visited by nesting turtles o ...

  • Man Buys Sea Turtle Turns It Over To DENR

    A 46-year-old man turned over a turtle to the local Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Barangay Cabaluay, Zamboanga City Thursday.

    According to Pong Feliciano, he bought the turtle Wednesday from an old man who was selling it for P1,000. He also said voluntarily bought the turtle to save it from harm.

    Feliciano immediately sought the help of DENR for the turtle's immediate release to the sea.

    Sea turtles, known locally as pawikan, are classified as endangered species.

  • Aboitiz Subsidiary Releases 115 Turtle Hatchlings

    Aboitiz Subsidiary Releases 115 Turtle Hatchlings

    A total of 115 sea turtle hatchlings have made their way to the sea on Friday from the shoreline of a coal-fired power plant, no less.

    Since December 2018, three pawikan or sea turtle nests were discovered along the coast of Aboitiz Power subsidiary Therma South, Inc.

    The first nest was found on December 14 and the second on Feb. 23 this year.

    Since the discovery of the nests, TSI has worked with various groups, including the team from the group?s pawikan conservatory in Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, to ensure that the nests inside are well-protected and well-cared for.


  • 250 Baby Pawikan, Pinakawalan Sa Quezon

    250 Baby Pawikan, Pinakawalan Sa Quezon

    Pinakawalan nitong Huwebes sa dagat ng Sariaya, Quezon ang nasa 250 baby pawikan.

    Ayon sa ilang residente at Bantay Dagat, maingat na inalagaan ang mga pawikan mula sa itlog pa lamang ang mga ito.

    "Tuwing umaga po, iinikot po namin iyan, binabantayan namin," ani Edwin Frias, residente ng lugar.

    Base sa datos ng Municipal Agriculture Office, nasa 2,000 baby pawikan ang kanilang pinakawalan noong 2018.

    "Taon-taon, nagre-release po kami itong mga nangingitlog na pawikan," ani Sherwin Rosales, kawani ng Municipal Agriculture Office.

    Para sa ahensiya, malaking bagay ito para dumami p ...

  • Biyahe Ni Drew: How Zambales Locals Help Preserve Their Environment (Full Episode)

    In Zambales, Drew Arellano visits a restaurant that uses bamboo straws instead of single use plastic straws. He also meets with the Pawikan Rangers?local volunteers who are in-charge of protecting sea turtles against poachers.