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Turtle Conservation and Education Centre

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What’s not to like about seeing cute baby turtles being given a good start in life and older injured ones nursed back from ill-health?

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The Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (TCEC) at Serangan Island south of Sanur is doing both those things plus the important job of educating both the local community and schoolkids to help end the turtle trade and support conservation. Turtle meat (and eggs) has long being consumed in Bali, and is still used in certain religious rituals, by employing and educating locals they hope this will be past tense.

So, you come here often? Photo taken in or around Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, Sanur, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

So, you come here often? Photo: Sally Arnold

Serangan Island is no longer an “island”, land has been reclaimed and now it’s just a bump on the coastline (ahhh, we remember the days when you could only go by boat...), and the area is somewhat developed, but local turtles still think its a good place to lay their eggs (mostly between July and October), the centre collects the eggs from the busy tourist beaches, and raises the hatchling until they are ready to start the big journey into the ocean alone, know in turtle conservation speak as “the lost ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)

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