Davao Light rescues pawikan, discovers nest anew

November 06, 2017

Davao Light rescues pawikan, discovers nest anew
Late night of October 17, the Cleanergy Park roving team spotted a huge female Hawksbill Sea Turtle after following its tracks on the shore. It was immediately reported to Davao Light and Power Co.

, Inc.

’s Community Relations Manager Fermin Edillon. The team observed the Pawikan from afar hoping to catch it in action and document an actual laying of eggs.

However, it was already past midnight but the turtle did not move from its position. This prompted the team to move closer and discovered that it was trapped on a tree branch. Edillon’s team helped the Pawikan to get loose until it was totally freed and was able to get back to the water.

The shore was further surveyed the next morning that led to the discovery of the 10th nest for the year in the Cleanergy Park. It was concluded that the rescued pawikan laid eggs before it was trapped. The mother pawikan is expected to be back to lay more eggs in the park.

Three remaining nests are expected to hatch starting the end of the month. To date, 785 hatchlings were already released in the park from the first 5 nests found in 2017.

More baby pawikans will be released until the end of the year.

Davao Light and Power Co., Inc.’s Community Relations Manager Fermin Edillon validates the 10th nest that was confirmed to have been laid by a pawikan that was found trapped on the shore at the Cleanergy Park last October 17. The same mother pawikan is expected to lay eggs after two weeks.A huge pawikan was found trapped on the roots of a tree at the shore in the Cleanergy Park last October 17. Cleanergy Park roving team together with Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. Community Relations Manager Fermin Edillon helped the Pawikan get loose. After it was freed, it was immediately released back to the sea. The said pawikan is expected to return to the Cleanergy Park for more nesting visits.