The 52 MW NorthWind wind farm’s turbines, lined up in a single row stretching along the nine-kilometer shoreline of Bangui Bay, creates one of the most recognizable sceneries in the region.
*as of Dec 2021
From Awareness to Action Ongoing awareness and training programs for environmental preservation and biodiversity being conducted by ACEN’s wind farms, North Luzon Renewables and North Wind, empower the locals to become stewards of the Conservation Estate in Ilocos Norte. In 2020, over 13 turtles were rescued and released into the sea, 18 turtle nests have been recorded and monitored, 240 eggs were managed with a hatching rate of 74% , with over 398 eggs being monitored. Since 2020, 39 sea turtles were rescued and released into the sea, while 32 nests have been recorded and monitored. Out of the 2539 eggs managed, 1715 hatchings were produced with a hatching rate of 68%.
Integrated Approach to Turtle Conservation
NorthWind and North Luzon Renewables has partnered with the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines (MWWP), an organization advocating for the conservation and protection of marine-wildlife and their habitats, to create a Pawikan Conservation Action Plan that will now serve as a framework for the company, its partners and stakeholders in the roll out of an enhanced turtle conservation program. Guidelines on threat management and resource protection, and an assessment on current capacities of the local communities will be formulated for MWWP to able to design appropriate training programs and workshops for a fortified program.
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