One of the pawikan nests discovered at two sites on Seafront's beach.
One of the pawikan nests discovered at two sites on Seafront's beach.

Sustainability

Pawikan nests discovered at Seafront Residences

Carlo Tenerife | November 26, 2018

Going beyond curated and deliberately designed communities, AboitizLand has always been a frontrunner of envi-sensitive planning. A testament to this is Seafront Residences and the marine eco-system that continues to flourish within the development.

Last November 21, at around 12:04 a.m., Seafront Residences caretaker, Aldrin Goc, caught sight of an olive ridley sea turtle laying eggs on the shores of AboitizLand’s beachfront development project in San Juan, Batangas.

The nests were discovered at two sites, with a total of 147 eggs, all in good condition. To date, a total of 167 eggs have been sighted, including the ones discovered earlier this year.

 

The San Juan, Batangas official local government website offers more information on the pawikan presence on their local shores:

“The beaches of San Juan are a breeding ground for the pawikan, or sea turtle. Each year between the months of October and January, these endangered species return to the coast to lay eggs. In the past, turtle eggs have been eaten, sold at the market, and the pawikan itself was often butchered for its meat. Thanks to conservation effort the practice is stopped outright. In San Juan, the predominant species are the Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).”