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

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Survey at Pantai Pasir Panjang (Long White Beach)

A lot of sea turtles nesting on this beach.

We used binocular to see along the shore from boat. It's another way to find the turtle tracks. (Photo Below: The conservation rangers Bj,Q, and Rofiq who was mapping out the survey)

We made two teams to find turtle nests at different shores. We then recorded the turtle tracks we found, how many nests there are and how the condition of each nest is. Usually the cause why there are no eggs within the nests is known from the condition of the nests which is appeared.

after the long hot survey.... snorkeling was our choice to end up the day...

"Nah...snorkeling disini dulu sblm pulang..." (ylutiyan)

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