Did you know that the beaches of Penang are a natural habitat of turtles for nesting?
Yes, the Green Turtle (Chelonia Mydas) and Oliver Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea) have been landing on some of Penang's secluded beaches for nesting.
Over the past few decades, the rising development in the region has resulted in a dwindling in the turtle population. To protect and preserve the population of the Penang turtles, the Penang Turtle Conservation Centre was set up by the Department of Fisheries, Malaysia in 1990.
The Centre's hatchery provides a safe environment for the turtle eggs to hatch. Baby turtles are tagged before being released into the sea at the same beach where the eggs were found.
With the conservation efforts, the number of turtles returning to the beaches of Penang has increased, and the turtles are landing on more beaches.
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