Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer Program in Belambangan Island, East Borneo

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Rangers rescue green sea turtle
Rangers rescue green sea turtle

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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.

Highlights
  • Beach cleaning and patrol
  • Collecting data of the nests, eggs, and hatchlings
  • Sea turtle monitoring
  • Emergency aid for nesting sea turtles
  • Hatchling release

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