Updates for our turtle friends and a call to spread awareness

Thank you everyone for supporting the nesting turtles of Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan, The Philippines. Because of your help, 3,250 turtle eggs have been adopted in two weeks, and we still have sponsors for 550 more.

Isn’t that crazy? From the community starting with zero funds to save and protect the turtles, now we are waiting for 550 eggs to be laid and get immediately adopted. The story about the start of this community fundraising drive to save the turtles is here. It is incredible what our small efforts combined can do. We cannot thank you enough for supporting the turtles.

And much respect to all of you for living your values. It is too easy to say we are for positive change and the protection of the environment, but just saying it and taking action are two different things. These turtles are very lucky to be surrounded by caring, empowered, and connected people, and so are we.

Special thanks to our family and friends who adopted turtle nests Rem, Monique, Franco, Reese, Marlo, Diana, Floss, Carla, Alex, Pi, Justin, Maja, Nicole, Walter, and Jinky, and to our blog friends Janis, Ashley, Robbie, Lady B, Brad, Rebecca, Kathy, Irene, and Juliette. Many thanks for giving the turtles and our community the hope they need, and for trusting us to deliver your help.

The work goes on as the turtles continue to nest until February! We are ahead by 550, but in a couple of days, the number of turtle eggs will be up again, which is a good thing, isn’t it?

Please help the turtles make a comeback by adopting a nest for $10 and give one or several baby turtles a chance to roam the seas for the next 100 years.

Adopt a nest and help save the turtles!

$10.00

Also, if you are not in a position to become a sponsor, but believe in us and the turtles, you can still make a big impact by lending your voice to the turtles. Saving them is not just about money. More important, their success depends on us spreading awareness about their rally.

Please share this link on social media or give this adoption drive a shoutout on your next blog post. Maybe you have family, friends, and followers who are interested in supporting the turtles. This is a worthy cause.

Your support will boost the signal and we can help more turtles together. Robbie, thank you very much for mentioning the turtles in your previous post, and to everyone who shared their markers and a call to action on IG. Much appreciated!

The turtles are already doing their part. They are counting on us to do ours. It does not take a lot of effort, but our individual contributions combined will do a lot to help save their species. Let us save the turtles together!

Adopt a nest and help save the turtles!

$10.00

Published by Markus + Micah

We are Markus + Micah. We live in a tiny house by the sea, grow our plants, cook plant-based food, travel, and design wellness retreats and mindful programs so we can all live meaningful lives.

45 thoughts on “Updates for our turtle friends and a call to spread awareness

    1. There are thousands on the hatchery and we cannot wait for them to hatch. Today we released 92 little baby turtles into the sea. It is such a powerful experience. Thank you for reposting and supporting the turtles.

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    1. Oh no… This is sad. I suppose this is why we must keep going and help protect the turtles and boost their population. Our turtles are babies so they do not have tags. I asked why there is no tagging the mums and the local office told me there is no equipment.

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        1. Yes, for the bigger ones, I think tracking is important. Just that in this rural place, it is uphill to get the equipment. I mean, they cannot even protect the eggs themselves. But again, this is why they need our support.

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  1. Awwww I’ve always loved sea turtles it is so amazing that you are involved in this work! Are they leatherbacks? Here in Hawaii we have green sea turtles, but we call them “honu”. Keep up the amazing work! I’ll share on socials! 🐢💕

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  2. Glad you are still working with the turtles. And delighted to be able to help out. I am sending the link to your blog to a couple of people who might be interested.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. We try our best, and it is people like you that encourage us to keep going. The nesting season is not long now. Maybe four weeks to go if we are lucky. We are also thinking of ways to make the hatchery self-sustaining since this is the best way for the turtles to succeed.

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  3. Yay! I’m so happy that I could contribute for this cause, what you are doing is so heartwarming and beautiful! I will for sure talk about this in one of my future posts (hopefully it won’t be too late to help the cause)! Thank you for taking on what seems to be a huge amount of work for this as well! You guys definitely inspire me to be better and care more about the environment 😊

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    1. We really appreciate you, Juliette. Thanks for supporting the turtles. The other day, one fishing boat told us a juvenile turtle got caught on their line. They released it, of course. It was super nice to know some of our babies are surviving and that the locals are looking after them, too. It takes a community to protect the turtles, and even if you are far, you are certainly a part of it.

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    1. Thank you, Shruba. The first time I held baby turtles for release, I wanted to cry. There is a chance that they will be swimming in our seas for the next 100 years. I will be long dead by then but if they survive, then me being alive would have been worth it. It is a privilege to help these babies.

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    1. Thanks, Christy. We are trying our best. Our reach is only as much, that is why we ask for help from our blogging community so the turtles can get more airtime. They deserve it!

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    1. Thank you. We just want to help the turtles, and the local community. They have already made the effort. Now they just need some help. It is not always easy, we had to think hard whether we will share this project on our blog, because it involves money, you know? But we knew it will help the turtles ultimately so we went on with it. Our focus now is being accountable and ensuring we represent the turtles well.

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    1. Will do! Wow, many thanks for supporting the turtles halfway around the world. We will forward your marker once it has been processed and send more updates, probably next week.

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    1. Oh, thank you! Please tell Greg and Michael that they give us hope. You must have raised them well as they have much awareness about the state of the environment. We need more parents like you in this world.

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  4. I absolutely love this and was more than happy to contribute to such a great cause! Thanks for the update! I will definitely share this information as well. Keep up the great work!

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        1. It is cool to see our project get picked up by individuals and they adopt nests for their partners or kids, and some pass the word to friends and their circle contributes. It is a wonderful thing. We cannot thank you all enough for supporting the turtles.

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