Perhentian Turtle Project
We set up the Perhentian Turtle Project in the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia. Humans are not the only species that regard the Perhentian Islands as a paradise. Long before we discovered the palm-fringed beaches and crystal sea off the East coast of Peninsular Malaysia, green and hawksbill sea turtles have been using them as a nesting and foraging site. We want a sustainable Perhentian Islands and safe nesting sites for the turtles. That’s where you come in as a turtle conservation volunteer!
Join us on a turtle conservation volunteer experience of snorkel tours, kayak surveys, photo-ID data collection, nocturnal surveys, beach clean-ups and awareness talks. You’ll be based on both of Perhentian’s main islands, in between our project house in the small island’s Kampung Pasir Hantu (Fisherman’s Village) and the big island’s Tiga Ruang (Turtle Beach) which holds our hatchery. Being a conservation volunteer is hard work and the Perhentian Turtle Project is no exception. But in such a special location, it doesn’t seem like such a burden.
Impact Stats in 2019
To conserve the sea turtle population of the Perhentian Island Marine Parks by monitoring them via photo ID and increasing awareness as well as engagement among the Perhentian Community
- To estimate the Perhentian sea turtle population size and dynamics
- To identify the Perhentian sea turtle habitat use and connectivity
- To respond to and determine causes of Perhentian sea turtle strandings
- To create and raise awareness about sea turtles and marine conservation among the Perhentian Community (i.e. local community, stakeholders, tourists, and government)
Find out more detailed information about PTP below
Outreach and Awareness
Along the southern coast of Java, you will find the Special Region of Yogyakarta, affectionately referred to as ‘Jogja’. Just to confuse you, the region’s historic capital is also called Yogyakarta. The whole region is nature’s paradise; here you can breathe fresh air and connect with nature.