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A slender sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) of tropical and subtropical waters worldwide, having a hawklike beak and heavily harvested in the past for its carapace, the source of tortoiseshell. Also called tortoiseshell.
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Noun1.hawksbill - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beakhawksbill - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
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DUBAI, 31st July, 2019 (WAM) -- The Hawksbill turtles have arrived for their annual nesting season at the shorelines of Al Taweelah beach in Dubai.
This condition is taking a toll on Magsaysay town's precious but endangered species the hawksbill turtles. Magsaysay local government officials are making do with whatever they can to preserve the hawksbill turtles found nesting on its beaches.
A few live specimens of leatherback and hawksbill turtles have been reported from the coast of Balochistan over the last three years.
Green, as well as Hawksbill turtles are listed under Schedule 1 of the 1997 Wildlife Conservation Enactment and are totally protected by law in Sabah.
With funding from Qatar Petroleum (QP), the Environmental Science Center (ESC) at Qatar University is currently implementing a project to protect hawksbill turtles.
It was a heart-warming display on the pristine shores at Jumeirah Al Naseem beach on Thursday morning as 75 critically endangered Hawksbill turtles were rescued and rehabilitated back into the ocean.
Summary: Female Hawksbill turtles can lay 100 to 150 eggs during each nesting season
Most commonly seen items are made from 'critically endangered' hawksbill turtles, with only an estimated 23,000 remaining globally.
In 2012, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) designated a 612-hectare area in Magsaysay as a critical habitat for hawksbill turtles.
DENR assistant secretary Ruth Tawantawan said the facility will really help the conservation of the Hawksbill turtles since they are already considered endangered species.
ONE EARLY morning in August, 15 years ago, officers of the Davao Light and Power Company with a very enthusiastic councilor, the late Leo Avila and journalists slowly tread the shores at what is now called Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, to watch hawksbill turtles hatch from four clutches in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya.