Sea Turtle Campaign

The Rampantly Illegal Trade of Sea Turtle Shell Jewelry and Souvenirs in Tanjung Benoa – Bali

Tanjung Benoa, Bali was notorious as the hub the illegal sea turtle trade in Indonesia. In 1999, ProFauna Indonesia launched its investigation report revealing 9,000 turtles were slaughtered within 4 months in Bali. Responding the report, between 2000 and 2002 the authorities had conducted confiscation operations and law enforcement on the illegal trade.

Victory for Sea Turtles: Internal Affairs Ministry Instructing the Governors to Protect Sea Turtles in Indonesia

The recent achievement was the issue of the Circular Letter of the Internal Affairs Ministry instructing all governors in Indonesia to protect sea turtles in theirs areas.

Collaboration for Conservation: Against the Illegal Trade of Sea Turtle Eggs in Kalimantan

ProFauna Indonesia has been successfully working for the protection of sea turtles in Bali Island for more than 10 years and proven to be successful. Between the 1970's and 1990's, Bali had been notorious as the hub of sea turtle smuggling with 27,000 sea turtles were slaughtered per year. Thanks to ProFauna's continued campaign works against the trade and hands on project on some beaches in Bali from saving the nesting sea turtles, relocate the eggs, to releasing the babies to the sea; the trade has fallen more than 80% and Bali has now been haven for sea turtles to lay their eggs.

The Illegal Trade of Sea Turtle Egg in Kalimantan

Despite being protected by law, in many cities in Kalimantan, the illegal trade of sea turtle egg still occurs. The species of sea turtle eggs mostly traded are the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate). Furthermore, the turtle eggs are also smuggled from Kalimantan to Malaysia.

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