Sea Turtles are back in Terengganu

Sea Turtles are back in Terengganu

Sea turtles are back. At several beaches in Terengganu, that is. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu’s Turtle Research Unit (SEATRU) says that at long last more turtles have been landing on some resort beaches in the state than they were doing for years. “Nesting data showed turtle landings on [the island] Pulau Redang had increased in…

Saving Sea Turtles in Labuan

Saving Sea Turtles in Labuan

Sea turtles have been increasingly under threats from poachers and habitat loss, but conservation efforts to boost their numbers have been succeeding in doing just that in Labuan: boosting their number. This is according to Anuar Deraman, the local director Malaysia Marine Park, who explained that between 2010 and 2015,…

Sea turtles in Melaka are Losing out to Hotels, Condominiums and Malls

Sea turtles in Melaka are Losing out to Hotels, Condominiums and Malls

Sea turtles in Melaka are losing out to a usual suspect: relentless coastal land reclamation. Sandy dunes and beaches are being bulldozed and razed to make way for new luxury hotels, upscale condominiums and flashy beachside shopping malls, leaving turtles with precious little space in which to lay their eggs….