Did you all have an awesome Easter holiday, friends? My very best wishes! It was really lovely for us. It was my first Easter in Germany actually, but more on that next time. I have an important job today:
Please meet your pawikan hatchlings:
These photos were sent by the volunteers from the hatchery. All of these babies are now swimming in the sunny seas of The Philippines. Many thanks for your support to the Pag-asa Pawikan Protection and Conservation Center! It is impossible to do this without you. Literally.
Every nest is a hope for a brighter future, not just for us, but for the world. Who knows, maybe your children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren get to meet these sea turtles one day. Life is strange and surprising that way.
Right now, all the nests from our blog friends have hatched, including those from Sean, Ashley, and Lyn. Leeeeeenda‘s will be the last, which is quite fitting, because the firsts nests of this season were also hers.
Most of these new babies are Olive Ridley turtles, named for the lovely color of their shell or carapace, which happen to be heart-shaped actually. The other special nest we have is the one adopted by Rebecca – once more, we have Green Sea turtles, just like Sean’s.
Olive Ridley turtles are the second smallest and most abundant sea turtles in the world. Yet, they remain a vulnerable specie because they only breed on a limited area. We have to conserve them in every way possible!
Big thanks to Michele and Rose again for supporting the rehab of the hatchery – it is easy to find people who want to adopt nests during the breeding season but people like you who see the bigger picture are rarer, so really, we appreciate you so much.
And so the work continues for our sea turtle friends. Thank you for all your support. It makes a big difference for the turtles and our community. As long as you are with us, there is no reason to slow down.
For the sea turtles!
Help us make a home for sea turtles!
Thank you for supporting the work of the Pag-asa Pawikan Protection and Conservation Center. We are rehabilitating the hatchery and preparing supplies for next season. With your help, we can save more turtles and empower the community.