Bintan Turtle

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Lagoi, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia
The turtle conservation initiative in Bintan Resorts started in 2004. There are only 1 or 2 nests a month found in the nesting season whereas in 1950's fishermen found 1 to 2 nests a night. The nesting season is from March to September. To date, more than 4000 turtle hatchlings released to the sea. What do we do? Save the turtle eggs, incubate the eggs in hatchery, release the hatchlings together with tourists, volunteers and villagers and give awareness to villagers and students from local schools in surrounding area. By saving them, there’s a hoping to see them more in the future

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Green sea turtles

During our five years survey, our team once finally found Chelonia mydas (Green sea turtles) eggs on August 2008. We released the green-turtle babies on 19-9-08 at Banyu Biru Beach, Bintan, Kepulauan Riau.

The event was covered by one of our local newspaper. See for more photos and details at

1 comment:

  1. wooowwww!!! finally green turtles... !!! congrates :D