Saving Turtles in Malaysia ~ Melina Beach Turtle Hatchery

By Dian Hasan | September 20, 2009

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Hawksbill turtle hatchlings. Photo: Eco Field Trips, Singapore

We all know that education is most effective when it starts early, impacting young minds with any knowledge leaves them better equipped going forward. Including when it comes to the environment. Here’s a look at a commendable project – Melina Beach Turtle Hatchery – to help conserve sea turtles in Melina Beach, Tioman Island, Malaysia. Organized by Singapore-based Eco Field Trips and run by school-age kids from around the South East Asian region.


Burying the eggs. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Burying the eggs. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Burying the eggs. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Burying the eggs. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling nest. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling nest. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling nest. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling nest. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling nest. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling nest. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling nest. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling nest. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Turtle hatchling. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Turtle hatchling. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Turtle hatchling. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Turtle hatchling. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling out and about, enroute to sea. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling out and about, enroute to sea. Photo: Eco Field Trips

Hatchling heading for the sea. Photo: Eco Field Trips, Singapore

Hatchling heading for the sea. Photo: Eco Field Trips, Singapore

To learn more about Melina Beach Turtle Hatchery, and Eco Field Trips click on their respective links.

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