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Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Davao welcomes more than 100 new ‘pawikan’ hatchlings

(The Philippine Star) - December 21, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - A total of 109 hawksbill sea turtle (pawikan) hatchlings were recently released at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Davao City, further ensuring the survival of the critically endangered species and strengthening the park’s status as an important biodiversity habitat.

The 109 pawikans came from a nest of 152 eggs and were released last Dec. 2. 

As of December 2015, 17 pawikan nests have already been found and hatched at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, and 1,876 hatchlings have already been released to the wild.

“We are happy to be able to release these 109 baby pawikans into the wild. We believe this is an important step forward for our groupwide sustainability agenda, which is anchored on our belief that we can do well by doing good, always making the right long-term decisions that balance the interests of people, planet, and profit”, said Erramon Aboitiz, AEV president and chief executive officer.

The Aboitiz Cleanergy Park is an Aboitiz BetterWorld initiative that models an urban-based habitat conservation and biodiversity management. Developed in partnership with Davao Light, the sprawling eight-hectare outsdoor biodiversity park provides nesting sanctuary to the critically-endangered hawksbill sea turtle. It also harbors 66 various species thriving in its mangrove forest, seagrass beds, and coral reefs.

Through the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, the Aboitiz Group contributes to the attainment of UN sustainable development goals on protecting life on land and life below water.

 

ABOITIZ ABOITIZ CLEANERGY PARK ABOITIZ GROUP AS OF DECEMBER CLEANERGY DAVAO CITY DAVAO LIGHT ERRAMON ABOITIZ PARK PUNTA DUMALAG THROUGH THE ABOITIZ CLEANERGY PARK
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