- Bintan Turtle Conservation
- 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
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
The turtle nesting season in Bintan is starting.
To date, 5 hawksbill turtle and 1 green turtle nest found in Pasir Panjang beach.
The first batch will release tomorrow at Angsana beach.
Please come and visit the this turtle release!
(Picture: Liana 2006)