Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) are currently classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (the global authority on the status of the natural world). Alongside Kemp’s Ridley’s, they are believed to be the most endangered of the seven species of sea turtle, with only approximately 8,000 nesting females left globally.Despite the many threats facing hawksbill turtles, Maitum Learning Center and Pawikan Hatchery has managed to protect and nurture 71 Hawksbill eggs until they finally hatched last July 23, 2020. This is the first time in a long period of time that hawksbill sea turtles were hatched in Maitum. The caretaker together with some LGU employees, immediately released them to the sea the next day. When hatchlings hatch naturally and run to the sea, they somehow imprint the location of their natal beach. This allows them to return to the same beach and breed later in life. And there remains the hope for hawksbill turtle