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Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival

Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
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The Pawikan Festival is given life and color by schoolchildren in turtle costumes promoting the conservation of the endangered creatures.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
02/19
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Sponsors of baby marine turtles release and bid them goodbye as the babies race to the water.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
03/19
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A baby marine turtle of the Oliver Ridley species is about to be released into the water,.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
04/19
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For a minimal fee that helps the Pawikan Conservation Center support its needs in caring for turtle eggs, visitors may adopt hatchlings they themselves get to release into the water.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
05/19
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A hatchling just released and racing to go back to its home in the waters.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
06/19
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Schoolchildren rehearsing for their entry to the street dance competition.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
07/19
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Street Dancing during the Pawikan Festival.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
08/19
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Participant of a street dancing entry paints their face to resemble a turtle.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
09/19
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A street dancer portraying the sad plight of sea turtles at the hands of poachers and predators.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
10/19
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Street dancer re-enacts pain and suffering for the killing of marine turtles.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
11/19
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A participant in the street dance competition re-enacts a dying turtle in the hands of poachers.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
12/19
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A colorful festival to share awareness of the importance of saving the Pawikan.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
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Schoolchildren clad in turtle costumes having fun showing off their dance skills.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
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Pretty lasses from Morong, Bataan dance in costume to share awareness of how crucial it is to save marine turtles.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
15/19
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Street dancing to the theme of Save the Marine Turtles.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
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Schoolchildren after their performance in the Pawikan Festival, tired but happy.
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Signage at the Pawikan Conservation Center says it all.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
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Philippine Senator Loren Legarda was guest speaker during the festival. The Koro Bangkal Bigkin, an Aeta children's choir from Abucay, Bataan sang for the crowd.
Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
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The serene beach of Barangay Nagbalayong in Morong, Bataan was the venue of the festival and home to nesting marine turtles.
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  • Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
  • Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
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  • Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
  • Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
  • Helping to save the marine sea turtle is theme at Pawikan Festival
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The beaches of Morong are home to endangered nesting sea turtles. Once poachers themselves, the locals are now conservationists celebrating their work and awareness with a yearly festival highlighted by the release of hatchlings into the sea.

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