The Turtle Islands is part of the Sulu Archipelago which is composed
of approximately 400 islands of varying shapes and sizes. It is located
at the southwestern tip of the Philippines.
Part of the UNESCO and World Heritage Convention, the Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary is regarded as the only major nesting ground with more than 1,000 nesters annually of the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
in the whole region. There are only 10 remaining nesting sites
worldwide. Around Great Bakkungan Island, the Malay Box Turtle which was
never seen at other islands has been observed visiting its shores.
Presence of sea snakes and terrestial snakes have also been recorded in