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.
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)
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