17 January 2012

Sea Turtle Adoption Program offers volunteers a chance to help conservation efforts in Borneo

Fantastic news for all my fellow sea turtle-lovers out there. The Sea Turtles Adoption Program, ran by Sarawak Forestry, allows volunteers to spend 4 days in Borneo to participate with turtle conservation efforts. Volunteers will be able to help with multiple opportunities such as transferring turtle eggs to the hatchery, releasing the hatchlings, data recording, nest analysis, and research, education and conservation activities.
The focus of the program is to promote awareness of why the sea turtle is so important, as well as give people hands-on experience with the creatures. 

Sea turtles are some of the most endangered animals on earth, as well as long-living. Sea turtles can live to be 100 years of age or older. Sea turtles only breed when they are between 15 and 50 years old, and females only produce eggs every 4 or 5 years.

This program is offered between May and September, as that's when the turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.

You can find out more about the program here. Do you want to book your trip now? I do! Go here

Amanda Fagan | @AmandaFagan__ | Blog
Williamsburg, VA Amanda was raised in Williamsburg, Virginia and currently resides there, but spent four years in Vero Beach, Florida, home of the Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse estuary in North America. It is there where Amanda developed her love of the ocean and marine life. She spent most of her time observing manatees, dolphins, and sharks. Amanda has worked on campaigns with Greenpeace in Washington D.C. and North Carolina. She is a freelance photographer and in her spare time she loves painting, kayaking, and cycling. She is currently teaching herself how to play the didgeridoo!

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