Adoptions

As our conservation operations have expanded – owing to the addition of the Jennifer Tan Research Hatchery – we are aiming to house twice the number of endangered sea turtle nests that we managed to save in 2017.

To achieve this goal and keep growing we need help. Only through the generosity and support of nest adopters can we have the means to intervene and purchase eggs, which we then incubate in our hatchery. These eggs would otherwise be sold to the market as food and never be given a chance at life.

Sea Turtle populations are crashing world-wide and one of the main pressures on Malaysian populations is the consumption of their eggs.

Our conservation work is helping to boost numbers of Endangered Green Sea Turtles and Critically Endangered Painted Terrapins in Terengganu, Malaysia by making sure as many hatchlings go out to sea as possible. Our nest adoption programme also provides an income for local, licensed turtle egg harvesters.

We will send you updates on the development of your nest and let you know exactly when we expect your hatchlings to emerge and head off into the ocean.

The moments when we inspect your nests will provide us with opportunities to educate and inform people – both young and old, local and international – about sea turtle conservation, the history of the these magnificent creatures, their roles in ecosystems and what measures we can all take to lead more environmentally-friendly lives.

100% of your pledge is used to purchase eggs from the license holders – LTTW takes no administration, management or any other type of fee from this programme.

So, please sign up to adopt a nest with us and spread the word to your friends and family – each nest adopted allows up to 150 endangered turtles to go out to sea, rather then ending up in the marketplace.

With your support, we can help stem the decline of these majestic creatures in Malaysia for the benefit of future generations and the natural world.

To adopt a nest, or simply find out more about our wildlife conservation activities, please send an email to our Project Co-ordinator: bella@langtengahturtlewatch.org