© 2019 Perhentian Turtle Project

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Turtle Hotline: +60 13-323 3254

WHO

The Perhentian Turtle Project (PTP) was officially established in 2015 as a sea turtle research and conservation initiative under Fuze Ecoteer Outdoor Adventures Sdn. Bhd. in the Perhentian Islands Marine Park. We work in close collaboration with the local community, stakeholders, Department of Fisheries (DOF) and Marine Parks Division. Our work includes kayak surveys, nightly beach patrols, sea turtle stranding responds, and awareness campaigns.

WHAT

AIM

To better understand and conserve the sea turtle populations at the Perhentian Islands Marine Park using the method of photographic identification (photo ID)

 

OBJECTIVES

  • To identify individual sea turtles in order to estimate population sizes and determine population dynamics

  • To understand sea turtle habitat use and connectivity

  • To determine threats to the islands' sea turtle population by responding to and investigating the causes of sea turtle strandings (dead and injured individuals)

  • To create and raise awareness about sea turtles and marine conservation among the Perhentian Community (i.e. local community, stakeholders, tourists, and government)​​

HOW
KAYAK
SURVEYS
NIGHT PATROLS
PHOTO-ID 
REGIONAL NETWORK
WHERE

PTP is currently based in two places: Kampung Pasir Hantu (Fisherman’s Village) on Perhentian  Kecil and Pantai Tiga Ruang (Turtle Beach aka the nesting beach) on Perhentian Besar.

Besides the nesting beach, we conduct surveys at Teluk Pauh, the seagrass bed that serves as a green turtle feeding site.

"An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment."

- David Attenborough

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