About Sea Turtles at Jembrana Beaches, Bali

Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea)

The beaches in Jembrana Regency are among the important beaches for sea turtle conservation in Bali. The nesting sea turtles on this beach including Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), and Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). Olive Ridley turtle is the most considerable species to make their nests and lay their eggs at Jembrana beaches, between April and September every year.

Several beaches at in Jembrana where sea turtles land are Air Kuning, Delod Berawah, Perancak, and Pekutata beaches.  Since 2012, ProFauna Indonesia has been assisting local communities to manage the sea turtle conservation at Jembrana beaches.

PROFAUNA also helps local communities at Air Kuning beach in taking care of the turtles there. together with PROFAUNA, the local people established a non-commercial sea turtle conservation program which is based on animal welfare principles.

In addition, PROFAUNA has also been active in running education and public awareness programs about sea turtle protection because there are still some local people who seek for sea turtle eggs to be sold for consumption although it violates the law.

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