Close
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 · Counting Turtle Eggs Before they Hatch
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

Counting Turtle Eggs Before they Hatch

Community and Conservation Officers Cooperate to Recover and Hatch Turtle Eggs from Bali's Beaches.


Bali News: Counting Turtle Eggs Before they Hatch
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/26/2011)

The Bali Conservation Agency (BKSDA) has saved more than 10,000 olive ridleyturtle eggs on the Prancak beach in the Jembrana regency of West Bali.

Quoted in Kompas.com, Sumarsono, the chief of Bali Conservation Agency, said, "in order to save these turtle eggs we do not work alone, but are helped by fishing communities who are aware that protected animal special and by non-governmental agencies concerned with the environment."

The government conservation officers working together with members of the public patrol the beaches along a two-kilometer stretch of Prancak Beach searching and collecting the turtle eggs. This is done to prevent them being taken by predators or stolen by poachers.

Sumarsono continued: "Normally every mother turtle will lay between 80 to 140 eggs. After they are retrieved from their nests, they are incubated by officials of the BKSDA." After approximately one month the eggs hatch at which time the baby turtles are immediately released into the open sea.

The conservation officer admitted that the release of the baby turtles into the ocean is to some degree problematic as many of the small reptiles are too weak to fend off the predators that abound in the ocean. "But this is the best course of action as to care for the turtles after birth would require large amounts of money, coming to hundreds of thousands of rupiahs every day. The country is not yet able to allocated the funds to feed the baby turtles," Sumarsono explained.

Formerly assigned to worked the Meru Betiri National Park in Jember, East Java, Sumarsono, said the olive ridley turtles are very particular about their diet, preferring to eat only shrimp and fish, making the cost of food for these turtles kept in captivity quite high.

The olive ridley are unlike green turtles, who are less selective feeders and can be sustained on seaweed. Perhaps a result of their specific diet, but the turtles usually eaten by man are the green turtle, while olive ridley's, although fed on an expensive diet, are less fancied by people who eat turtle meat. Many who eat the olive ridley claim it makes them nauseous."

The dedicated government conservation officer pledges he will continue to work to preserve and protect protected turtles species.

Similar turtle egg recovery programs are underway in the Badung regency at Kuta Beach. "But in Kuta the number of eggs recovered is less than at Prancak. Maybe it's because Kuta is heavily populated. The turtles are very sensitive as to where they will lay their eggs. They always lay their eggs at night and if there is any noise or lights the turtles will not lay their eggs, choosing instead to swim back off into the ocean," explained Sumarsono.


© 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 You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go
27-Year Old Australian Man Standing Trial in April 2014 Hijacking Scare on a Bali-Bound Virgin Australia Flight
(10/31/2014)
Now, Let us Pray
Religious Affair Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin Proposes Legislation to End Religious Persecution in Indonesia
(10/31/2014)
Bali's Man at the Presidential Palace
A.A. Gede Ngurah Puspayoga is Sole Balinese Named to Joko Widodo's Presidential Cabinet
(10/31/2014)
Vox Populi in Bali
Province of Bali Introduces Monthly Open Forum to Allow Citizens to Voice Criticism and Recommendations to Provincial Officials
(10/31/2014)
Conned by Condotels?
Marketer and Developer of Swiss-Belhotel Bali Condotel Project in Bali Being Sued by Unhappy Purchasers
(10/31/2014)
When Governments Fail to Act
Bankruptcy of Kintamani Restaurants Blamed on Bad Governance
(10/31/2014)
Arief Yahya Named Indonesia's Minister of Tourism
President Joko Widodo Picks Telkom CEO to be Indonesia's Tourism Czar
(10/31/2014)
Christmas Holiday Start for AirAsia X Bali-Melbourne Service
Indonesia AirAsia X to Start Flights Five Times Each Week Bali-Melbourne on December 26, 2014
(10/31/2014)
Tourism Drawing Lines in the Sand
Indonesian Minister of Tourism Label Malaysia and Thailand as 'Common Enemies' of Indonesian Tourism - Calling for Better Information Technology and Enhanced Hygiene
(10/31/2014)
Will Bali Put Crooked Moneychangers Out of Business?
Bank Indonesia Changing Registration Rules for Bali Moneychangers
(10/31/2014)
Beyond Bali
ASITA Calls on New Tourism Minister to Focus on More than Merely Bali in Designing Tourism Policies
(10/31/2014)
Be it Never so Humble
Export of Knockdown House from Bali Remains Sluggish
(10/31/2014)
All [News]!