Why are sea turtles endangered in the Philippines?

Are sea turtles protected in the Philippines?

Under Philippine law, all sea turtles are considered protected species.

What happens if sea turtles go extinct?

If sea turtles went extinct, dune vegetation would lose a major source of nutrients and would not be as healthy and would not be strong enough to maintain the dunes, resulting in increased erosion. … If sea turtles went extinct, both the marine and beach/dune ecosystems would be negatively affected.

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