Sea Turtle Campaign

NGO Coalition Launches "Cool Without Hawksbill Scales" Campaign to Reduce Hawksbill Turtle Trade in Indonesia

NGO Coalition consisting of PROFAUNA Indonesia, the Indonesian Turtle Foundation (YPI), Turtle Foundation and Too Rare to Wear launches a campaign entitled "Cool without Hawksbill Scales" (Keren Tanpa Sisik, the Indonesian Version) to reduce the trade of hawksbill turtle byproducts.

The Illegal Trade of Hawksbill Turtle Shells in Indonesia Remains High, Estimated to Cost 5 Billion IDR

The illegal trade of Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) shell byproducts in Indonesia remains high, estimated to be 5 billion IDR (360,000 USD, current exchange rate). The latest investigation by the 

Dear Tourists in Bali, Please Don’t Buy Sea Turtle-based Souvenirs!

Yayasan Penyu Indonesia (YPI/Indonesian Turtle Foundation) and PROFAUNA Indonesia are calling tourists visiting Bali to not wear or buy sea turtle-based souvenirs. 

Turtle Conservation on Belambangan Island, Berau Regency, East Kalimantan

Despite the small size, the island is the most densely populated by the green turtles (Chelonia mydas) or the most nesting habitats in the Berau Regency waters. It is estimated that in one year there are 2,500 - 3,000 visits by the female green turtles nest in the the island producing at least 1,500 nests, or equivalent to 150,000 turtle eggs..

Sea Turtle Conservation Done Right: Release Hatchlings to the Ocean Right Away!

Thirty conservation activists from all around Indonesia joined a training held by PROFAUNA Indonesia and Yayasan Penyu Indonesia (YPI/Indonesian Turtle Foundation) at Tamban Beach, Malang, East Java on 18 July 2019.


The government of Berau, East Kalimantan has declared war against sea turtle poaching, including trade of souvenirs made from sea turtle shell. In 2018, however, these practices were still widely found either in tourist objects or subversively in the city.


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