Malaysia’s Tanjong Jara Resort unveiled a new conservation unit and turtle hatchery in July 2016, in partnership with Lang Tengah Turtle Watch.
The turtle hatchery, located on the beach fronting Tanjong Jara Resort, offers guests the opportunity to discover more about these magnificent creatures, learn about the dangers they face and the conservation efforts made to protect their hatchlings, and return them to their natural habitat in the sea.
A nest adoption programme is also available, where guests’ pledges will save a nest from being sold as food to the marketplace.
The turtle hatchery allows guests a view of the nests while keeping predators at bay. To date, this new project has seen the release of 693 hatchlings from nine out of the current 24 nests, with many more to come.