TURTLE CONSERVATION

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Sea turtles are reptiles whose existence is being threatened either from natural disturbance or human activities.

Due to this threat, the sea turtle species in Indonesia have been protected by the government and globally the sea turtle is classified by conservation status in IUCN on the red list.

Sea turtles are reptiles whose existence is being threatened either from natural disturbance or human activities. Due to this threat, the sea turtle species in Indonesia have been protected by the government and globally the sea turtle is classified by conservation status in IUCN on the red list.

Here on Bawah, we can find Green Sea Turtle and Hawksbill and to protect these endangered creatures, BAF is building a turtle semi-natural nest and hatchery. Our goal is to protect the turtles from monitor lizards, their natural predators and consequently increase the population of turtles here in the region.

Did you know?

Six of the seven turtle species live in Indonesia:
Green (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricate), Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Flatback (Natator depressus), Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
The leatherback sea turtle is the largest sea turtle species which has up to 2.75 meters length and 600 – 900 kilograms weight.  The smallest sea turtle in Indonesia is the olive ridley weighing around 50 kilograms.