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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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”
Life updates from The Philippines
28 C with a lovely breeze – January is really the best month to be in The Philippines. It is not boiling but it is sunny, plants are green and happy, and the sea turtles are a dream. It was busy at the tiny house to start, mainly updating flood damage from the last wetContinue reading “Life updates from The Philippines”
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!
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.
Thank you for helping us make it the Year of the Turtle
Inspiring, empowering, humbling. These come to mind when reflecting on this year’s pawikan breeding season in our community hatchery in Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan. The sea turtles, the hatchery and the volunteers, and the community did so well! From around 120 nests on our first season, we have over 320 now. That is almost 8,000 eggsContinue reading “Thank you for helping us make it the Year of the Turtle”
Pawikan turtle conservation continues in Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan
Remember those pawikan or sea turtles that you helped return to the ocean last season? They are at it again! On 30 August, the first pawikan nest was found by the community volunteers. There are a total of 27 nests now and counting. All of these first eggs were adopted by Audrey and Bubbles. Bubbles,Continue reading “Pawikan turtle conservation continues in Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan”