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The Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS)

Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS) is a society for the protection of sea turtles that is based on Bali island, Indonesia. BSTS works to involve and train the local community to protect sea turtles through “Community Based Conservation”

SAVE THE SEA TURTLES!

Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS) is a society for the protection of sea turtles that is based on Bali island, Indonesia. BSTS works to involve and train the local community to protect sea turtles through “Community Based Conservation”

The Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS)

Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS) is a society for the protection of sea turtles that is based on Bali island, Indonesia. BSTS works to involve and train the local community to protect sea turtles through “Community Based Conservation”

WORKING WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS) is a society for the protection of sea turtles that is based on Bali island, Indonesia. BSTS works to involve and train the local community to protect sea turtles through “Community Based Conservation”

wORKING WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS) is a society for the protection of sea turtles that is based on Bali island, Indonesia. BSTS works to involve and train the local community to protect sea turtles through “Community Based Conservation”.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Focus Group Discussion; Empowering Sea Turtle Protection in West Sumatra

This meeting was organized by:  Ministry of Marine Affair and Fisheries, Directorate General of Marine Coast & Small Island, Institute for Marine and Coastal Resources Management of Padang, in Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatra on 25 – 27 June 2014.
They invited BSTS to share management problems of turtle protection in the West Sumatra area where the level of turtle illegal trade is still high and conducted openly. In this opportunity, BSTS is represented by its Chairman, I Wayan Wiradnyana who gave a talk regarding sea turtle protection in Bali, which especially focused on:
Benefit of sea turtle protection
Management of sea turtle protection
Cooperation across sectors for the management of turtle protection
Policy regarding turtle protection
Challenges of sea turtle protection management
Ideal model of cooperation across sectors of turtle protection

Based on the material given, the participants received a clear picture of the importance of law enforcement for the effort of sea turtle protection. In addition, the discussion was beneficial to get a draft regarding form of cooperation between NGO, community, government and corporate.
At the end of this activity, it was agreed to form a network among government institution in managing turtle protection in the West Sumatera area, that consisted of province department, related regions as well as universities in the West Sumatera area.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Visit from Students of Ma Chung University, Malang – East Java

On 24 June 2014, 120 university students from Ma Chung University Malang East Java visited the BSTS project in Kuta beach. The visit was part of the students study tour in Bali island, although they are students of Accounting Faculty, they are interested to take part in protecting animals especially turtles. There was an interesting discussion between the BSTS team and the students regarding turtle protection and there was a positive response from the students regarding BSTS activities. They promised to help BSTS in spreading information regarding turtle protection through social media and also stickers that were distributed by the BSTS team.  Several students planned to visit the project again in the peak of turtle season in Bali, especially in Kuta beach.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Turtle Nest Rescue at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, BTDC Nusa Dua beach

On early morning of 14 June 2014 BSTS received information from the management of Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa that they found a turtle came up and laid eggs in the hotel area. The hotel asked BSTS to check the eggs. There were 121 eggs found in the nest. BSTS relocated the eggs to a spot inside the hotel area which was safe from the highest tide. Cooperation with the hotel  has run well within the last 2 years. The hotel management will contact BSTS if a turtle comes or if they find hatchlings of natural nests in their hotel area

Monday, 26 May 2014

Student Visit from Faculty of Marine & Fisheries Udayana University

On May 25, 2014, around 150 students visited the BSTS project in Kuta beach. They are students of the Faculty of Marine & Fisheries Udayana University. The visit was part of a practical activity for Zoology subject which was about turtles and was conducted in Kuta beach. The students were very interested to help the BSTS program, several of the students joined the BSTS team in the night patrol which went up to the next morning. The students were very enthusiastic to learn about BSTS activities and they were committed to be directly involved with the activities. For the BSTS team the visit was exciting as BSTS has the opportunity to share knowledge with students of universities.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Baby Sea Turtle Release on Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Centre is a conservation program to protect sea turtle eggs laid on Kuta Beach and increase hatching rates. We relocate sea turtle eggs laid in the sand on Kuta Beach to a central hatchery. The eggs take 47 - 60 days to develop and hatch.

Baby Sea Turtle Release

What?
When the baby sea turtles hatch we want to return them to their natural habitat quickly. We release the baby turtles into the ocean the as soon as posible. You can join in the baby turtle release.


Where?
The baby sea turtle release begins at the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Centre.
In front of the Hard Rock Café, walk onto the beach, turn left and walk on the path for 100 metres.
We are next to the Lifeguard station and Kuta Beach Security office, Look for the giant turtle statue!
Maps: http://goo.gl/7q9hJK





Who?
Kids are a priority.
Everyone is welcome to join in the baby turtle release.
We welcome local and international visitors to share the experience of the baby sea turtle release for education and awareness of sea turtle issues.

When?
Sea turtle hatching season is from April to October each year.
On the days we release baby sea turtles, we gather in the afternoon. The release process takes about 30 minutes.
(Time will update on our  Facebook page )

Updates of when sea turtle eggs are hatching and baby turtle releases can be found on http://www.facebook.com/baliseaturtlesociety or follow on Twitter@baliseaturtle


How much?
Free!
It is free to visit the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Centre and to join the Baby Sea Turtle Release.
Donations are Welcome and greatly appreciated.

How?
Gather at the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Centre at 4.30pm

PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE BABY SEA TURTLES
PLEASE DO NOT USE FLASH WHEN TAKING PHOTOS OF BABY SEA TURTLES


Thursday, 30 January 2014

Asia for Animals (AFA) Conference 2014

Asia for Animals (AFA) Conference 2014 was conducted in Singapore on 13th-17th January 2014. BSTS was represented by I Wayan Wiradnyana and Dionisius Utm R.S. supported by Humane Society International – Australia & ACRES Singapore. The theme for AFA this year was ‘Campaign for Change’.  Activities in this conference were not only presentations but also workshop and discussion of working groups.


Besides attending conference, also attended Workshops regarding:
1. Advertising, Media, & Social Media & Effective Campaign Strategies
2. Fundraising
3. Human Education
4. The Power of Volunteers

Participants in the conference were also divided into several working groups:
1. Animal Testing
2. Animals in entertainment
3. Cetacean in Captivity
4. Dog and Cat Meat Trade
5. Stray Dogs Management
6. Wildlife Trade