Baguan Island

Turtle Islands, Tawi-Tawi

Baguan Island is a very special place in the municipality of Turtle Islands, province of Tawi-Tawi. It is a cradle of the few remaining turtles, a paradise even. A symbol that every living being deserves its rightful place in this world.

Baguan Island News

  • Green Turtles Pinamumugaran Ang Baguan Island Sa Tawi-Tawi

    Baguan Island sa Tawi-Tawi, pinamumugaran ng green turtles.

  • Turtle Island In Tawi-Tawi Communing With The Amazing Green Sea Turtle

    Turtle Island In Tawi-Tawi Communing With The Amazing Green Sea Turtle

    After a six-hour bumpy ride at sea, one jaunts ashore at Baguan.

    This inhabited but still pristine isle of an island, in what's popularly known as the Turtle Islands Group, well, it's "on that side" of Celebes Sea ??" actually closer to Sandakan, Malaysia than to Bongao, or Simunul, or Sitangkai.

    This part of our Philippine Archipelago is a favorite breeding ground of the Green Sea Turtle.

    In local generic parlance, the Pawikan.

    Arriving at night, our News5 team right away encounters several Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) waddling ashore to lay their eggs on the warm sand, more ...

  • Fisheries Expert Identifies Biggest Threats To The Coral Triangle

    Fisheries Expert Identifies Biggest Threats To The Coral Triangle

    I was a scholar of the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Marine Aquatic Resources Research and Development (PCAMARRD) for my Master Degree in Marine Biology at the University of the Philippines, Diliman in the 1980s. Back then, my late father proudly introduced me to his friends and colleagues as Iskolar ng bayan! (the nation's scholar). So I was happy to be with today's "iskolar para sa bayan" (scholars for the nation).

    I was also very happy give back to the nation by sharing my knowledge in marine biodiversity and conservation in the Philippines and in the Coral Triangle to young and ...

  • Cast Away In The Islands Of Tawi Tawi

    Cast Away In The Islands Of Tawi Tawi

    The world is a box full of amazing surprises. It is worth opening.

    I always keep a list of places I would want to step foot into. And sometimes, my list includes the farthest, the hardest and the places less explored.

    Tawi-Tawi is an island that can be found in the southernmost part of the Philippines. It has 107 island and islets and it shares sea borders with Malaysia. The area is rich in marine culture and is considered the center of marine biodiversity. It's only 2% of the worlds oceans but it has the highest number of marine species.

    Tawi-Tawi is also one of the provinces under A ...

  • The Philippine Turtle Island

    The Philippine Turtle Island

    When God spread jewels into the ocean, one must have landed in this part of the Sulu Sea.

    The Philippine Turtle Islands is one of the very few remaining turtle rookeries (nesting sites) in the world. And the most special special island must be the Baguan Island.

    But before you read any further, let me tell you that this island is off-limits to tourists and casual visitors. Only scientists and conservation partners of the government are allowed in this special, special island. DO NOT believe any travel operator that this is open to tourists. Only the other nearby islands can be visited by ...