Friday, May 4, 2012

Hatchery at Kuta Beach

Kuta beach in Bali is one destination where sea turtles lay their eggs. The eggs face many threats before they can hatch and survive long enough to reach the sea. However, Kuta Beach Security and ProFauna have been cooperating to save turtle eggs laid on the beach. Between 2002 and 2007 there were more than 8,000 eggs laid on Kuta beach, of which 6,000 were successfully hatched and released into the ocean.

In Bali, the Olive Ridley species of turtle has been coming to the Kuta Beach area for centuries to lay their eggs. While Kuta Beach develops to be the most popular beach on the island, sea turtle populations have been declining for the past 7 years. Because of the unnatural traffic on the beach, it was carefully decided by the ProFauna group that upon finding nesting sites, the eggs should be relocated to a hatchery to improve their chance of survival.

Go Kuta Beach!