Berau regency, East Borneo, has long been famous for its sea turtles. The offshore islands are visited by sea turtles to nest, all year. PROFAUNA Indonesia has been working with a local group, Yayasan Penyu Indonesia (YPI), to run sea turtle conservation program in Belambangan islands in Berau. It is estimated that in one year there are 2,500 - 3,000 female green turtles nesting in the island producing at least 1,500 nests or equivalent to 150,000 turtle eggs.
You can contribute to the conservation by joining our hands-on project as a volunteer. WE DO NOT RAISE SEA TURTLES. We believe that it is best to release sea turtle hatchlings (babies) immediately to the sea as they hatch, to maintain their survival ability.
- Beach cleaning and patrol
- Collecting data of the nests, eggs, and hatchlings
- Sea turtle monitoring
- Emergency aid for nesting sea turtles
- Hatchling release