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    • 100 baby sea turtles released to open sea 

      Macatuno, Allan (Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 10, 2017, on page A6)
      After hatching in a busy beach resort here, some 100 baby sea turtles (pawikan) made their way back home on Saturday. The olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) were born at a hatchery of All Hands Beach and began ...
    • 106 green sea turtle hatchlings released 

      (DailyGuardian, December 21, 2019, on page 12)
      A total of 106 Green Sea turtle hatchlings were released in its nesting ground located at Brgy. Cadajug, Laua-an, Antique last month. The hatchlings have a carapace length of approximate in five centimeters and a width of ...
    • After the birds, here come the sea turtles 

      Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region VI (DailyGuardian, May 19, 2020, on page 8)
      Three critically endangered species of turtle were rescued in Western Visayas amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The turtle rescues followed the rescue of owls and Brahminy kites spotted in urban areas ...
    • Apo Reef turtle sightings increase during lockdown 

      Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 8, 2020, on page A8)
      The number of critically endangered hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Apo Reef doubled during the period when the vast underwater ecosystem off Occidental Mindoro province was ...
    • Baby sea turtles released off San Jose shores 

      (Panay News, September 30, 2017, on page 2-14)
      Sixty-five green sea turtle (Cheloniamydas) hatchlings and three juvenile hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricate) were recently released on the shores of Barangay Madrangca of this capital town. Being in a province with ...
    • Back to the sea for trapped turtles 

      Calawag, Flord (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 16, 2015, on page A10)
      Rain suddenly poured at the break of dawn as 20 students and two instructors boarded the four-layered bamboo raft in Barangay Malabor, Tibiao, Antique province. They were about to experience “lambaklad” fishing in the ...
    • CEZA officials rescue endangered green sea turtle from Chinese 

      Lazaro, Freddie (Manila Bulletin, June 25, 2018, on page 6)
      Officials from the Cagayan Economic Zone Authorities (CEZA) have rescued an endangered species of green sea turtle from the possession of Chinese visitors in Barangay San Vicente, Sta. Ana town, recently. CEZA Officer-in-Charge ...
    • DENR returns two turtles to sea in Northern Samar 

      Cayubit, Restituto A. (Manila Bulletin, May 6, 2017, on page 7)
      Two turtles where released back to the sea in a town in Northern Samar, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office. Sibbaluca said that based in the ...
    • Endangered 'pawikan' still at high risk 

      Yaptinchay, A. A. (The Philippine Star, August 21, 2016, on page A12)
      Smuggling of Philippine wildlife has been in the news in Sabah. Twelve Filipinos were detained last month in Sandakan, Sabah, for trying to bring in 19,000 eggs of pawikan (marine turtles). Romeo Trono, former head of the ...
    • Endangered Green sea turtles found dead in WV waters 

      Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Region VI (DailyGuardian, February 19, 2020, on page 3-14)
      Two Green sea turtles were found dead in the shores of Boracay Island, Aklan, and Cauayan, Negros Occidental recently. The first carcass of a female Green sea turtle was found near Fairways and Bluewater Boracay in Boracay ...
    • Endangered green sea turtles found dead off WV waters 

      PN (Panay News, February 29, 2020, on page B8-B6)
      It's A grieving sight ever to see carcasses especially to those animal lovers and advocates who help protect and conserve species and boost its population. It was unfortunate to start the year witnessing a female Green sea ...
    • Endangered sea turtle trapped, released 

      (Panay News, August 12, 2017, on page 2, 14)
      A large female green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was accidentally trapped in a fishnet in the waters of Barangay Camanci Norte, Numancia, Aklan. After assessment showed it was in good condition, the marine turtle was ...
    • From predators to protectors of sea turtles 

      Sarmiento, Bong (Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 9, 2018, on page A15)
      Under coconut trees swaying from the sea breeze, several fishermen would usually gather at a coastal village here on late afternoons to unwind from hard work with a gallon of “tuba” (coconut wine). As Filipino culture ...
    • Groups call for action on poaching of sea turtles 

      (The Manila Times, May 27, 2014, on page B8)
      A group of 20 civil society organizations has come together to call on the government to implement the full force of the law on the government to implement the full force of the law on the poaching of 500 dead and live sea ...
    • Guimaras: turtle sanctuary 

      Gonzales, Roma R. (Panay News, January 11, 2015, on page 7)
      Officials of Guimaras mull designating a turtle sanctuary in the island province. Rep. JC Rahman Nava committed to secure funds for the preservation and conservation of sea turtles, also called pawikan. According to the ...
    • Healthy bay? count the turtles 

      Mallari, Delfin T. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 28, 2017, on page A17)
      The annual spectacle “is a manifestation of our commitment to the protection and rehabilitation of the bay,” said Edwin Frias, 46, a fisherman and Bantay Dagat (fish warden) from the village of Bignay II. Frias and other ...
    • Needed: Turtle Rescue Center 

      Alcala, Angel (Malaya, June 12, 2013, on page A7)
      The government program of protection and conservation of sea turtles appears to be successful. Newspapers and television programs often report instances of people caring for sick or wounded animals or returning to the sea ...
    • Penro frees marine turtles 

      (The Daily Guardian, October 9, 2012, on page 3)
      The DENR and the Province of Guimaras released two marine turtles - green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Sitio Lusay, Brgy. Lawi, Jordan October 2, 2012. The release was facilitated by ...
    • Protect nesting sites of sea turtles, group urges execs 

      Mallari Jr., Delfin T. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 11, 2017, on page A9)
      Lucena City—Environmentalists have asked officials in Sariaya town in Quezon province to declare areas in the municipality as “protected nesting sites” for endangered sea turtles which lay eggs on their shoreline along the ...
    • Rehabilitating Coral Reefs in Davao Region Through SCREMProgram 

      (Manila Bulletin, October 26, 2015, on page B-9)
      The Philippines coral reefs ecosystem provides diverse and valuable functions and services such as coastal protection, fisheries production and tourism among others. Through the years, there were many initiatives and efforts ...