As the wet season rolls in along the coast of The Philippines, so does the pawikan breeding season come to an end. It is at once fast and slow. Honestly, until now I am amazed at how long this third season was. We were releasing sea turtle hatchlings up until May!
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It’s hard to be an adult in a natural history museum
Visiting Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt brought back plenty of childhood memories, of being 10 years old and going on educational tours with my family. I remember waking up at dawn and boarding these big busses to Manila with 200 other children, being queasy and terribly car sick along the way and quickly forgettingContinue reading “It’s hard to be an adult in a natural history museum”
Thank you for 22,855 turtles swimming in the sea
I am one of the few lucky people in the world who has seen over a thousand sea turtle hatchlings crawl towards the sea in one go, suddenly changing the color of the coast, their small, fragile flippers leaving distinctive marks on the sand – living art in itself – but try as I might,Continue reading “Thank you for 22,855 turtles swimming in the sea”
Thank you for adopting 1,797 pawikan eggs, dear blog friends
We’ve been doing this together for three years now and your support continue to move us every time. To everyone who adopted pawikan nests from our previous post, a big thank you in behalf of the sea turtles and our small community of volunteers! You may not be physically present with us but you areContinue reading “Thank you for adopting 1,797 pawikan eggs, dear blog friends”
These beautiful hawksbill sea turtles will steal your heart
Pawikan conservation in our little town of Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan continues and this third season presented us all with early Christmas presents: stunning hawksbill sea turtle hatchlings!
Thank you for 25, 532 turtle hatchlings this pawikan Season 2
Earlier this month, the pawikan babies emerged out of the sand from the last nest in the hatchery adopted by Leeeeeenda. You know what that means: Season 2 for the Pag-asa Pawikan Protection and Conservation Center has ended and it was an unimaginable success, thanks to all of your support! The total number of turtlesContinue reading “Thank you for 25, 532 turtle hatchlings this pawikan Season 2”
Of course, we have to talk about eggs
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: I want to be the Easter Bunny, albeit a tad late, and deliver great news toContinue reading “Of course, we have to talk about eggs”
We have green sea turtles for Sean!
Some exciting news: Sean’s nest adopted for his grandson Leo surprised us by revealing themselves as the endangered green sea turtles. This is the first time we saw these babies at the hatchery. Aren’t they the cutest thing ever? We got the news and photos this morning and I could not wait to share itContinue reading “We have green sea turtles for Sean!”
Look, our hatchery is on national media!
We bring about what we think about, says the law of attraction. Well, all of you must have been thinking great thoughts about our community hatchery because the Pag-asa Pawikan Protection and Conservation Center just got featured on GMA News, one of the biggest national media outlets in The Philippines.
In behalf of the sea turtles, thank you
We vividly remember the first time we posted about our turtle advocacy last season. We weren’t sure if it was the right thing to do. Your blog friendship is more than enough for us and we didn’t know if asking for donations for the turtles crosses a line. But Markus said, “This is about theContinue reading “In behalf of the sea turtles, thank you”