The WWF/Malacca Fisheries Turtle Management Centre (26-27 August 2006)
MNS volunteers posing for a grop shot.
Sarah's entourage, Me and the Centre's Caretaker (chap in white)
The rescued Hawksbill & Green residing in the Centre's Pool.
The Turtle Hatchery itself.
We released about 113 Hawksbill hatchlings during the 2 day stint, with the hope that these unique & wonderful creatures will continue to survive. We were joined by 20 from Taylor's college to add to the 10 MNS volunteers I brought along with me.
Unfortunately, there were no nesting females that night, but we did receive 90 hatchlings in the early hours of sunday morning. The massive thunderstorm prevented us from releasing them that night. We had to wait till 6am till the rain stopped before releasing the current batch (the 90 was joined by another 2o or so late 'diggers' ).
We're probably going again after Hari raya, so any of you out there who are keen to help out and do your bit for conservation, drop me a line then. Let's save our natural heritage before it's all gone.