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Adopting a turtle is a fantastic way to get involved with and support the project from near or far. By adopting one of our turtles, you will be part of the PTP family, contributing to the improvement and expansion of the project, and ultimately our goal of protecting the local turtles here on the Perhentian Islands.


So far all contributions made via turtle adoptions have allowed us to:

  • purchase a new underwater camera for our foraging turtle surveys

  • hire local boatmen to meet stakeholders to maintain relationships

  • hire local boatmen to transport us between the village and the nesting beach so that we can maintain both bases concurrently

Our database contains total of 83 foraging turtles and 184 nesting individuals (as of 2019). Below is a selection of frequently-sighted turtles from our database. More information how to adopt a turtle can be found at the bottom of this page. 


Turtle ID: PG0032F

Species: Green

Sex: Female 

Life Stage: Adult

Molly is our most successful nesting mother green turtles, and she is the only turtle in our database to have nested on our main nesting beach, Tiga
Ruang, more than once! She nested there for the first time in 2015, and again in 2018. In both cases she nested eight times in the season, which is
fantastic! Molly actually has a deformed back flippers, which means that she sometimes needs assistance from us in digging the egg chamber for her nest.
This makes her nesting successes even more impressive! There is usually a gap of a few years before a turtle will nest on the same beach again, so we wouldn’t expect Molly to nest at Tiga Ruang this season, but we look forward to welcoming her back in a few years!



Each turtle can be adopted for RM50 for 6 months OR RM100 for a year.

Spotted the turtle(s) you want? Awesome!

The next step is to fill in the form on the right and you will receive a confirmation email to inform you that we have received your form submission.

Once your payment has been processed, you will receive another confirmation email of your payment  receipt along with your e-adoption pack.

Your digital adoption pack will include: 

  • An adoption certificate of your chosen turtle 

  • Photographs of and information about your adopted turtle

  • Information on the Perhentian Turtle Project 

  • A 'How to be a #penyuwarrior' guide

  • A copy of our annual report and specific sightings report of your adopted turtle (delivered at the end of the year)


"No water, no life. No blue, no green."

- Syvia Earle

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