Turtle Sanctuary at Kuantan Beach

Turtle Sanctuary and Information Centre

The Turtle Sanctuary and Information Centre at Chendor Beach was opened in 1997 on a 0.33ha site… It is managed by the Fisheries Department with co-operation of the Pahang State Government… Among its objectives are to protect turtles from threats, abuse and extinction and carry out turtle-hatchery programmes, conservation and research… The nesting season is April to early September when turtles will beach to lay eggs… Turtles beaching are the smallr green turtles rather that the leatherback at Rantau Abang further north… While the number of landing of leatherback has declined thru the years to almost none, the green turtle landings have increased lhe last 3 years…

 

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