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Giant leatherback sea turtle found dead in Camarines Sur

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:06 PM

(UPDATED) Environment officials say the cause of death could have been drowning as the pawikan failed to resurface for oxygen

DEAD. A giant leatherback sea turtle is found dead in Bula, Camarines Sur. Photo courtesy of DENR

#ShareIloilo: Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo's untouched gem

Jul 05, 2018 - 8:33 AM

On the northern coasts of Iloilo lies Islas de Gigantes, an untouched paradise

IN PHOTOS: Turtle release, celebrations at Bataan's Pawikan Festival 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Release of newly-hatched pawikans, sea turtle-themed performances and art exhibits, sand sculptures, and more

VIRAL: Russian tourist kills endangered sea turtle 'Pawi' with speargun

May 18, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The tourist faces charges for violating Republic Act 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998

INFOGRAPHIC: Things to do in Morong, Bataan

Aug 10, 2015 - 11:35 AM

The go to exclusive family destination north of Manila

10 animals threatened by climate change

Jun 05, 2015 - 8:47 AM

On World Environment Day meet 10 animals your grandkids will likely never set eyes on if humanity does nothing to curb climate change

Green sea turtle captured in Cebu

May 14, 2015 - 8:35 PM

There has been public pressure on the local government to stop local eateries from serving pawikan soup based on the endangered species

BIGGEST FIND. Two members of the environment office of Naga City, Cebu, carry what they say was the biggest pawikan they have rescued this year. After tagging procedures, they released the green sea turtle, an endangered species, into the fish sanctuary. Photo by the Naga City CENRO

#FreeTheTurtle: Netizens rage over tied-up turtle in Guimaras

May 06, 2015 - 4:50 PM

I saw this long rope floating just after the turtle and I thought it was just nothing As I came closer I was surprised that its shell has a hole and that the long rope was attached to it

VIRAL. Photos taken by Donna Islao show a turtle tied down to prevent from swimming away. Photo by Donna Islao

Into the sea: Pawikans freed in Guimaras

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:30 PM

More than the harmony between mammals and reptiles the release of 39 pawikans in Guimaras is somehow a bend in the line of time – a meeting of different epochs

BACK TO THE SEA. Local officials and villagers release the 2 species of turtles back to their habitat at Sitio Punta Lawi, Jordan Guimaras. Photo by Joselito Villasis

#SharePH #ShareIloilo: Islas de Gigantes, Miag-ao church, Camiña Balay na Bato

Nov 29, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Rappler s SharePH explores the province of Iloilo Share your own Iloilo memories

PH won't free convicted Chinese fishermen

Nov 27, 2014 - 9:49 PM

Police say they found hundreds of sea turtles on board the fishermen s vessel in May at Half Moon Shoal located in a part of the sea claimed by both countries

CAPTURED. Photos of poached sea turtles (pawikan) in the Chinese vessel intercepted by the PNP Maritime Group on May 6. Photo courtesy of the PNP Maritime Group

#ShareIloilo: Pawikan Cave, Isla Gigantes

Nov 20, 2014 - 10:08 AM

A visit to Isla Gigantes isn t complete without stopping by the famous Pawikan Cave

VIDEO: For the love of pawikans

Jul 10, 2014 - 10:00 AM

This is a story of the pawikans of Morong Bataan and of former poachers who now protect them

Fishermen caught with 10-year-old pawikan in Zamboanga

Jun 09, 2014 - 8:11 PM

The endangered sea turtle can command as much as P1 million in the market environment officials say It has been released in seawaters near Santa Cruz Island

SEA TREASURES. The hawksbill sea turtle is critically-endangered and is protected by local and international conservation laws

PH charges 'poachers' despite China warning

May 12, 2014 - 8:01 PM

Filipino prosecutors filed environmental crime charges against 9 Chinese fishermen found carrying more than 500 endangered sea turtles in their boat

CAPTURED. Photos of poached sea turtles (pawikan) in the Chinese vessel intercepted by the PNP Maritime Group on May 6. Photo courtesy of the PNP Maritime Group

Chinese fishers face charges for crime in PH

May 09, 2014 - 11:51 AM

The fishermen have allegedly violated the Philippine Wildlife Act and the Philippine Fisheries Code for taking endangered animals protected by local and international conservation laws

CAPTURED. Photos of poached sea turtles (pawikan) in the Chinese vessel intercepted by the PNP Maritime Group on May 6. Photo courtesy of the PNP Maritime Group

123 sea turtles seized from poachers

Nov 30, 2012 - 12:46 PM

But law enforcers fail to arrest 6 unidentified suspects in Balabac Palawan a site for illegal poaching activities

SEASHORE SPECIES. Olive Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) are some of the species nesting on West Philippine Sea shores. File photo by WWF-Philippines/Gregg Yan