One of the tourist spots that you should visit when you’re in Bataan is Pawikan Conservation Center. Here, the Pawikan or sea turtles are taken cared of by locals who volunteer to educate the people about this endangered species. The photos below are just some of the pictures that I took last summer during our visit. The sea turtles here are permanent residents of the center because of their deformities and the locals are afraid that if ever these sea turtles be released to the sea, they might not survive the ocean. At least they are in a big aquarium or a pond with air pump as shelter to keep them safe from illegal fishermen who are interested in selling sea turtles at a good price.
I hope we all be one in this advocacy to keep the sea turtles from their endangered status and be brought back the number to normal or even large number in count.