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Become a Sea Turtle Steward

Sea Turtle Sanctuary

December 22, 2022

We have a deep affinity for reptiles. We have raised tortoises and freshwater turtles, even constructing ponds at home to nurture them. In December 2022, we traveled 182 kilometers from home, followed by a 30-minute boat ride, to disembark at the Koh Man Nai Sea Turtle Conservation Center with our family and friends. At the center, we had the opportunity to clean sea turtle ponds and observe a variety of sea turtles across different age groups. Additionally, we encountered numerous injured sea turtles receiving medical care, many of which had been harmed by human-related causes. Moreover, we gained insights into the process of planting artificial coral reefs.

Sea turtles are classified as endangered species due to their declining populations. They play a crucial role in maintaining marine food chains and ecosystems, being recognized as ecological keystone species that provide habitat for other marine life, thus contributing to biodiversity. The declining sea turtle populations have far-reaching consequences for the marine environment, posing challenges for both predator and prey populations. Did you know that only about 0.1% to 0.2% of hatchlings survive to adulthood? However, when sea turtle hatchlings are subjected to nurturing care and a preparatory period lasting a minimum of 6 months, they exhibit an impressive survival rate, reaching up to 70%.

We gained invaluable insights into the challenges faced by sea turtles and the center’s commendable efforts. This experience ignited within us the desire to initiate a public awareness project, fostering change and enlightening others about these magnificent creatures. Our aim is to transform our personal passion for animal care into a purposeful contribution to society and the environment.



Injured turtles



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