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

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Turtle Release in Segiling Village

Finally, Segiling villagers, who were a turtle eggs collector before, now help us in saving turtle eggs. They have their own hatchery and save the turtle nests they found while fishing.

In total 141 hawksbill turtle hatchlings were released to the sea on 15 and 26 August 2010 by them. Head of Forestry and Agriculture Dept, Bintan District and staffs were also attended one this turtle release.

PT. BRC started approaching Segiling Village since 2005. We also taught students in Junior and Senior High School in surrounding about marine ecology, specially, turtle conservation. In hope, these children spread their knowledge to their parents.
Since 2009, Segiling Villagers were participated actively in this program.

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