Turtle conservation workshop

Duration: 2 days

Our 2-day Turtle Conservation workshop allows you to learn more about turtle biology, the threats they face, some conservation actions taking place locally and internationally, as well as giving you a practical insight into the workings of a turtle hatchery and knowledge on how to assess whether or not a turtle needs medical assistance. The course consists of two one-hour presentations, a mock nest relocation and three underwater turtle population surveys. Please get in touch below for up-to-date rates.

Course breakdown

Sea turtles presentation

Sea turtle numbers have undergone a startling decline worldwide, with all species now considered vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered on the IUCN Redlist due to a number of different threats. This engaging presentation introduces turtle biology and lifecycle, and explains the threats to their populations – as well as detailing the conservation efforts of organisations worldwide and in Sabah to protect these ancient species. This presentation also details the incredible work of SEAS’ Honorary Wildlife Wardens.

Mock nest relocation

One of the main roles of an Honorary Wildlife Warden is relocating turtle nests to the Mabul Turtle Hatchery. In this workshop, you will be given an insight into the delicate process – using ping pong balls to represent green turtle eggs.

Mock nest relocation

One of the main roles of an Honorary Wildlife Warden is relocating turtle nests to the Mabul Turtle Hatchery. In this workshop, you will be given an insight into the delicate process – using ping pong balls to represent green turtle eggs.

Sea turtle rescue

Under the guidance of the Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit, we run the Mabul Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. This presentation talks about how the rehabilitation centre works – why the centre is needed, how we run it, and what to look out for if you think a turtle is sick. The presentation also gives some case histories from the unit – including videos from our recent releases!

Turtle photo ID dives

Day 2 of the workshop is spent underwater collecting turtle photo IDs. After finishing diving for the day you will come back to the office to analyse the images and upload them to our population database.

Turtle photo ID dives

Day 2 of the workshop is spent underwater collecting turtle photo IDs. After finishing diving for the day you will come back to the office to analyse the images and upload them to our population database.

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