Our Nest Adoption Programme is ideal for those wanting to get directly involved with our conservation efforts. You can save eggs from being sold to the black market by pledging to adopt a nest. Our team will provide you with updates of your adopted nests and invite you to come back and stay at the resort for the dates that they are due to be released to the sea. Building a relationship and network with the locals, we work closely with egg collectors – some who turn into rangers, to stop the human consumption of turtle eggs. Instead, we purchase them and safely relocate the eggs into our hatcheries, giving them a second chance at life.
Nest inspection is usually conducted in the afternoon after the hatchlings have emerged from their nests in order to assess the rates of hatching and emergence success, predation and fungal infection.
Guests are welcome to join us and witness sea turtles at every stage of their development from the egg stage all the way up to hatchlings, as well as learn more about turtle conservation.
Hatchling release usually occurs at least once a week at night. However, as this is nature … nothing is guaranteed. The releases are carried out at the discretion of our staff and occur under red light, to minimise disturbance to the turtles during June to October.
Once our team has identified when the babies are ready to leave the nest and head out to sea we will invite guests to join us to help and celebrate this momentous occasion.
INFORMATIVE TALKS AT THE VISITORS’ HUT
Tanjong Jara Resort is a place to relax, drop by at our Visitors’ Hut to find out more about turtle biology, ecology and conservation at large. You can also get your hands on our merchandise, such as T-shirts and turtle-themed accessories.
TURTLE KIDS CLUB
Children aged below 12 years old join our weekly Turtle Kids Club, where they learn about the wonderful life of turtles with fun turtle-themed games over an afternoon.
Our team regularly conducts beach clean-ups at the nesting beaches, often with the resort guests, school students and local communities.