Are sea turtles protected in the Philippines?
Under Philippine law, all sea turtles are considered protected species.
How are sea turtles protected?
Sea turtles are given legal protection in the United States and its waters under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which lists the hawksbill, leatherback, Kemp’s ridley and green turtle as endangered; the loggerhead is listed as threatened. … It is also illegal to import, sell, or transport turtles or their products.