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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