Going To Sri Lanka, Indonesia To Learn Sea Turtle Conservation
To protect marine resources and also to stimulate tourism, people in Sri Lanka and Indonesia have practical ways to conserve sea turtles.
Going to Sri Lanka, Indonesia to learn sea turtle conservation
Tourists participate in turtle release festival. Children are given priority, they hold plastic boxes containing baby turtles and drop them into the sea with the adults
Particularly in Sri Lanka, the sale of turtle eggs as well as the use of eggs and meat, or cooking turtle soup, are both crimes.
Sea turtle conservation in Sri Lanka
With nearly 1,600 km of coastline, Sri Lanka is a favorite destination for many tourists - especially sports enthusiasts. Here you can windsurf, boating, sailing, water skiing, scuba diving
One of the ideal destinations is Kosgoda Beach, where there are quite a few species of sea turtles and turtle hatcheries.
These camps are set up along the coast to protect eggs and turtles from predators.
Although October to April is the main egg-laying season, some mother turtles feel that Kosgoda is a safe breeding ground, so come here and lay… all year round.
Tourists hold in hand a 3-day-old turtle
When I was preparing to pack for Kosgoda, a close friend advised me to try going to Bentota because I thought some of Kosgoda's sea turtle rescue and care areas were a bit inclined to the tourism business.
This friend said: There were a few sea turtles swimming near the shore, being fed by fishermen Kosgoda and lured on the sand for tourists to take pictures and ‘ask for funding”, and this made him angry.
Bentota also has many hatcheries that produce turtle breeders. The mode of operation of the farms is mostly the same: for staff to collect turtle eggs from the spawning grounds on the coast - collect turtle eggs from fishermen in remote areas - take care of baby turtles, injured turtles.
Often in these farms there are sandbanks designed like sandbanks where turtles often lay eggs
Baby turtles after hatching will be cared for their strength (usually 2 to 4 days old) and then released to the sea. When dropping, people will choose a beach suitable for the tide and wind. Always release at sunset to give turtle babies more opportunities to swim further away from predatory aquatic birds or living near the coast.
Like Kosgoda, there is a special two-week program in Bentota for volunteers looking after sea turtles. Visitors, under the supervision of the center staff, can take pictures of turtles, hold turtles in hand and feed turtles.
Turtle release festival in Kuta, Bali
Baby turtles are released to the sea at sunset
Bali is a famous tourist island of Indonesia, and Kuta - which we know as turtle island, besides serving for tourism, it is also the birthplace of sea turtles.
Currently around the island are about 50,000 turtles living in the wild, including 6 species of turtles whose names are usually given by local people after their appearance.
From spontaneity, the fishermen living on the island are supported by local authorities and members of the World Wildlife Association in the conservation of turtles, bringing eggs off the grounds to hatcheries.
, after hatching, bring it back to the sea ...
On the island there are also clinics for large turtles that are injured or sick. They will be released back to the sea after being examined by a doctor specializing in marine biology and confirmed to be healthy enough to live in the wild.
Since becoming the central island of turtle conservation in Indonesia, turtle island has always attracted tourists, even in turtle breeding season, there will be about 10,000 tourists to visit.
Baby turtles move to the sea after being released
The release of baby turtles into the sea has been turned into a real festival by the Bali Sea Turtle Conservation Union (BSTs) for many years. The first is the announcement on the association's website.
Only early sign-up visitors can attend.
Visitors are given small boxes, in which are baby turtles a few days old. Under the guidance of staff, the babies are dropped into the sand within the specified distance. And tourists watch anxiously as the tiny turtles race out to sea in the sunset.
That's all, but the beach where the black turtles are stocked are full. Everyone is happy, nervous, excited. Especially young people.
Marine turtle protection activities in Indonesia are being stepped up to provide the best habitat for sea turtles.
Turtles are free to lay eggs on the beach they feel like.
Local people do not scavenge for turtle eggs to eat or sell, but also protect the sandy beach where the turtles lay. Only in at-risk sites can they dig eggs and bring them to the hatchery.
Wandering on turtle island, I still meet women or teenagers holding large turtles like a pet, inviting visitors to touch the animal or take pictures. Visitors can donate money or not, people do not ask.
Why do people protect turtles? More than anyone, they are aware that when the number of sea turtles on the islands increases, turtle watching tourism will also "flutter". Thanks to that, their life is also improved, much lighter than going fishing.
Protect turtles and do tourism
In addition to protecting and taking care of turtles and fishermen.
. Dịch vụ: Thiết kế website, quảng cáo google, đăng ký website bộ công thương uy tín
- Putting aside the familiar locations, try the super magical check-in at one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam this year. Make sure you will be surprised by the majestic natural scenery of Vietnam's mountains. Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang: Located nearly 400km from Hanoi and 90km from the ...You will be surprised to know that there are hundreds of dishes made from coconut in Ben Tre, each dish is delicious, strange, even scary dishes. The mussel soup cooked in coconut water in the market of Lach (Ben Tre) is famous for its deliciousness because the bread is flexible, tough, and white ...Pancakes, khot cakes, orange cakes, oat ears, fried sticky rice, sesame ... are considered easy-to-eat, affordable, delicious dishes, very popular in Saigon. The South is considered the land of many simple dishes, but it has a very unique feature. In addition to dishes made from the inherent ...Christmas is a relaxing, joyous time at the end of the year. You can refer to some of the following destinations to have a memorable vacation with loved ones.Discover, EntertainmentThe Church of Notre Dame is one of the special works of Saigon, located in the heart of the city. This is not only a ...The concept of being more prosperous than tomato, gourmets often make dishes that are both delicious, healthy and healthy from this popular fruit. . Depending on the family that cooks, the rich, the fish warehouse, the meat warehouse ... the next time, they will braise eel ... if the poor family, ...The southernmost land of the country is the convergence of delicious and unique specialties. Rach Goc Beach Rach Goc estuary in Tan An commune, Ngoc Hien district, Ca Mau province is famous for its three knots. After finishing three knots, wash them and salt them in place for about 5 to 7 days. ...If you are a person who has fun with rivers, with the simplicity of the peaceful but attractive countryside, Can Tho will surely be a destination that promises to satisfy those hobbies, but for a period of time. Short term will definitely be very difficult for those who do not learn much ...The coastal city of Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, in recent years has been more popular with tourists, thanks in part to the direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Food, Discovery, Sightseeing The long sea road runs around the beautiful city, forming a charming semicircle, clear blue water and very ...In addition to lychee, various types of rice cakes, green beans, and thorns are also considered the souls of this land. Thieu litchi is the famous fruit of Hai Duong, special lychee associated with rural Thanh Ha. Each fruit is small in size, weighs only 18-20g and is not too difficult to ...Attractive custard with mayonnaise and chili sauce, sticky coconut cream with soft sticky sticky rice or fragrant butter corn are worth a try in Saigon.If you have time tonight, you should try these Delicious snacks later. 1. Colorful jackfruit sticky rice appeared not long ago, but the sticky rice ...