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

Two Species in Bintan

There were two species of turtles found in Bintan :
Green and Hawksbill Turtle

On 14 July 2010, Nirwana Gardens released 67 Green Turtle hatchlings and 104 Hawksbill Turtle hatchlings together.

Can you see the difference of these two species?
The green turtle is the one you find in 'Nemo' film :)

Pic. by: Ranan S.

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