Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Scientific Name: Eretmochelys imbricata
Hawksbill turtles play a positive role in the ecosystem and help create habitats. They are important components of healthy coral reef ecosystems.
Unfortunately, hawksbilll turtles are current listed as Critically Endangered species. This clearly demonstrates the importance of protection in both terrestrial and marine habitats. The Dahican Beach in Mati City, Davao Oriental, hosts one of the essential hatcheries of its kind, along with olive ridley sea turtles in the province.