San Narciso Turtle Sanctuary

San Narciso, Zambales

San Narciso Turtle Sanctuary is located in Beddeng, San Narciso, Zambales, and has a size of 8.54 hectares and is the nesting grounds of the Olive Ridley Turtle.

San Narciso Turtle Sanctuary News

  • When In Zambales Releasing Sea Turtles At PawiCare Hatchery

    When In Zambales Releasing Sea Turtles At PawiCare Hatchery

    I joined a school field trip a few weeks back not knowing what exactly to expect. The class was all about Legal Ethics but this educational trip was focused mainly on Environmental Ethics. All I know is that we were scheduled to release sea turtles or pawikans. Little did I know that this experience would become one of the most meaningful in my life.

    We visited several places at San Antonio and San Narciso at Zambales, such as Casa San Miguel and Hiyas ng Kalikasan, before heading to Pawicare. We arrived at Brgy. La Paz at San Narciso a little after 4 in the afternoon. We then had an orient ...

  • Turtle Hunter Turned Conservationist Makes Him a Zambales Champion Of The Sea

    Turtle Hunter Turned Conservationist Makes Him a Zambales Champion Of The Sea

    Pawikans, from newborns who struggle to the sea, to the beauty of watching them in the oceans, laying their eggs and helping them make a life ??" that is what Gerry Grospe didn't do for years.

    In fact Gerry used to sell the turtles for their meat and collect their eggs for food 8 years ago ??" but Gerry's life took a turn for the good, and today he has become one of the top conservationists in the Philippines.

    Inviting people to his seminars and workshops in Katimpuyog Zambales, Gerry is an advocate and a pawikan ranger in San Narcisco, Zambales

    "Our pawikan rangers are composed of lo ...

  • Ex hunter gatherer turns into sea champ

    Ex hunter gatherer turns into sea champ

    Gerry Grospe, 53, used to hunt pawikans and collect their eggs for food 8 years ago. Sometimes, he would even sell his catch in the public market.

    "Turtle meat, although sold at very high prices, tastes better than beef, that's why people love it," Grospe said.
    However, through the seminars and workshops of Katimpuyog Zambales in this town, Grospe is now a turtle conservation advocate and a pawikan ranger in Barangay La Paz.

    "Our pawikan rangers are composed of local fishermen and farmers who used to be poachers but now protect and conserve not just our sea turtles but our natural resou ...

  • Pawikan Hatchlings Released in Zambales

    As part of SM Olongapo's community service through the SM Cares program, some sixty five (65) Olive Ridley Sea Turtle hatchlings were released in Brgy. La Paz San Narciso, Zambales on March 22, 2015. SM was joined by the 'Katimpuyog' organization chaired by LaRainne A. Sarmiento with the support from former Comelec Commissioner Atty. Rene Sarmiento, parochial priest Rev. Fr. Roque Villanueva, Municipal Councilors, Barangay Officials and Pawikan Rangers.

    According to Katimpuyog Chair Sarmiento, eggs in the past were hunted to be sold in the public market . But now with the presence of volunt ...

  • Pawikan Laying Eggs At Pawicare Hatchery San Narciso Zambales

    Pawikan laying eggs in Zambales.

  • Going Wild For Sea Turtles During The Inaugural World Wildlife Day

    Going Wild For Sea Turtles During The Inaugural World Wildlife Day

    Our non-government organization (NGO) chairperson asked me if I am joining the trip home during the weekend to release baby turtles (they're called hatchlings) on Monday, 03 March, and she said a representative of the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) would be coming with us.

    Our Katimpuyog Zambales, Inc., together with eighteen volunteer fisherfolks who call themselves La Paz Rangers organized our town-based PawiCare San Narciso, a pawikan (sea turtle) protection and conservation program.

    PawiCare stands for pawikan ca ...