Sea turtle found dead in Dalaguete

Doris Mondragon 03/23/2021

Dalaguete, Cebu—A sea turtle, locally known as “pawikan,” was found dead without a head in the waters off Barangay Tapon here on Monday afternoon, March 22, 2021. Louie Fherds Rebugio, a resident in the area, was the one…

121 baby ‘pawikan’ swim back to Subic Bay

Joanna Rose Aglibot - @inquirerdotnet 11/29/2020

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—As the cold amihan season started to kick in, the first batch of “pawikan” (sea turtle) hatchlings from a known nesting haven inside this free port was released to their natural habitat on Saturday. The…

Two green sea turtles rescued in City of Naga 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/05/2019

CEBU CITY—Personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in Argao rescued two green sea turtles, locally known as pawikan, in Tinaan, City of Naga. This development was posted on the Facebook page of the…

200-kilogram ‘pawikan’ found dead in Camarines Sur

07/30/2019

MANILA, Philippines–A 200-kilogram leatherback sea turtle, locally known as “pawikan,” was found lifeless on Sunday along the shores of Bula town in Camarines Sur province, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Bicol Region reported. In a Facebook…

528 sea turtles released in Sarangani

/INQ.net 05/23/2019

MAASIM, SARANGANI, Philippines — Sea turtle conservation has been successful in Sarangani province, with 528 hatchlings released in this town’s waters last week. Nilo Tamoria, regional director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said…

DENR-7 readies complaint against Pasil ‘pawikan’ vendors

Doris C. Bongcac 12/11/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment officials in Central Visayas are set to file this afternoon a complaint for the violation of Republic Act 9147 or the Conservation and Protection of Wildlife Resources and their Habitats Act against…

DENR issues warning against eating pawikan meat

Carmel Loise Matus 06/07/2016

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) issued a warning yesterday to those who indulge in the exotic “pawikan larang” or sea turtle stew. Eddie Llamedo, spokesman of DENR-7, said those caught eating…

Sea turtle meat seized from fisher

Carmel Loise Matus 06/07/2016

AT least eight kilos of “pawikan” or sea turtle meat were confiscated in a joint operation of the regional Department of Environment of Natural Resources (DENR-7), maritime police and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). DENR regional spokesman…

Wounded green sea turtle released back in the wild

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/17/2014

An adult female green sea turtle which was rescued earlier with four gunshot wounds in  Bato, Toledo City last Sunday was found ‘fit and healthy’ and was released to the wild. Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) Assistant…

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