Archives for Turtle Blogathon 2009

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And the winners are…

We are sure those of you who have been following us in the Turtle Blogathon are keen to know who the winners of the four packages are.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to everybody who had helped promote the Turtle Blogathon (especially you bloggers), as well as everybody who had dropped by and visited us during the Turtle Blogathon.

Of turtles and Terengganu

For the first time I met Prof Chan and Pelf, I had to get myself shin-deep in muddy waters to cross a river. It wasn’t the initiation I expected, but I didn’t mind.

Is there any volunteer program at the Ma’ Daerah Turtle Sanctuary? I would like to visit the Ma’ Daerah Turtle Sanctuary one day, how should I go about it?

Yes, there is. During the peak turtle nesting season, which is from early May until end of August each year, the Ma’Daerah Turtle Sanctuary runs a weekly 3d 2n programme called Weekend with the Turtles.

Tell us about the turtle conservation projects carried out by WWF-Malaysia

The WWF-Malaysia turtle teams work at 3 project sites, and they are in Padang Kamunting and the surrounding beaches in Melaka, as well as Kerteh and Setiu in Terengganu. We work closely with the Department of Fisheries on several fronts, which include beach patrolling and hatchery management, egg buy-back, training the rangers and egg collectors, scientific research, as well as community education and awareness.