Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Celebrating 5 Years of Saving Bali's Turtles
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Celebrating 5 Years of Saving Bali's Turtles

Education and Conservation Are Top Priorities for Bali Turtle Conservation and Education Center


Bali News: Bali Turtle Conservation and Education Center, Serangan Island.
Click Image to Enlarge

(12/21/2009)

Bali's negative reputation as a center for the slaughter and sale of turtles is slowly changing, due to a number of heroic efforts such as the establishment of the Bali Turtle Education and Conservation Center established on Serangan Island five years ago.

As reported by Radar Bali, the Bali Turtle Conservation and Education Center (BTCEC) has become a popular spot on many tourism itineraries in Bali. For US$5 tourists get a tour of the facility, obtain information on efforts to preserve and protect Indonesia's turtle populations and receive a keepsake souvenir. Since its inauguration the BTCEC now has a wantilan for lectures and meetings, tanks for breeding and raising turtles, and separate tanks for the care of confiscated larger turtles destined for rehabilitation and return to the oceans.

Visitors to the BTCEC are allowed to view at least three different species of turtles.

One of the most important functions of the facility is the care and hatching of turtle eggs recovered from beaches around Bali that would have otherwise been ravaged by local villagers and animals.

Visitors to the BTCEC, both domestic and foreign, are invited to pay Rp. 50,000 (US$5) to adopt a turtle. In return contributors are taken to the nearby beach to release a baby turtle and given a small statute to commemorate the day. In the past 4 years more than 5,000 turtles have been released into the oceans from the BTCEC.

A classroom at the center is also used for lectures and films presented for visiting student groups wishing to learn more about the life cycle of turtles and the precarious nature of their future existence in the world's oceans.

The center also is involved in a strictly controlled program in which a small number of turtles are provided for ritual sacrifice at Balinese religious ceremonies each year. The turtles, all under 20 centimeters in diameter, are provided to local temples at a cost of Rp. 500,000 per turtle (US$50) and only provided after written authorization is first received from local environmental and religious watchdog agencies.

The BTEC is supported by admission charges and public donations and is located on Serangan Island.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
When Things Fail to Add Up
Editorial: Poor Grasp of Mapping Tourism Growth Underlines a Much Larger Problem
(7/5/2015)
Watching You, From a Distance
Indonesia to Introduce Law Requiring its Citizens to Register On Line When Going Abroad
(7/5/2015)
Has the Bali Property Boom Gone Bust?
Developers Say Bali Property Sales Down 75% in 2015
(7/5/2015)
Strokes of Good Luck
Trips to London and Harley Davidson Motorcycles among Prizes to be Won Bali National Golf Club August 8-9, 2015
(7/5/2015)
Bali Airport; Ready for the Holiday Rush
Bali Airport Sets Up Command Posts in Anticipation of Lebaran Rush
(7/5/2015)
Kite Flyers Leave Bali in the Dark
PLN Worried that Baliís Kite-Flying Seasons will Precipitate Power Outages
(7/5/2015)
PATA Mart Returns to Indonesia
Indonesia to Host 2016 PATA Travel Mart
(7/5/2015)
Medan Tragedy
Military Transport Crash in Medan Kills at Least 113 in Long Litany of C-130 Crashes in Indonesia
(7/5/2015)
Small Shops Must Stop Selling Beer
Bali Threaten to Close Down Shops in Kuta and Legian Illegally Selling Beer
(7/5/2015)
Bali Human Cultural Icons
Bali Arts Festival Honor Nine Senior Traditional Arts Performers
(7/5/2015)
The Man of de Malmanche
New Zealand Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Smuggling Drugs into Bali
(7/5/2015)
The Hills are Alive
Jetstar Cancels Several Bali Flights to Avoid Volcanic Ash from East Java Volcano
(7/5/2015)
All [News]!