22 Oct '11, 8pm

More Hawksbill turtles landing in Melaka, Malaysia

By Allison Lai The Star/Asia News Network Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 MALACCA - The landing of Hawksbill turtles along the Malacca coastline has increased by 50% over the last three years. "This is due to ongoing conservation and monitoring efforts," said WWF peninsular Malaysia seas programme manager Gangaram Pursumal. Efforts by WWF and the state Fisheries Department, which include protecting and preserving the natural habitat of the species, had helped encourage turtle landing and increased nesting sites. Based on the department's statistics, there were 402 Hawksbill turtle nesting sites along the Malacca coastline, an increase from 380 in 2009. "In fact, we have recorded the highest nesting of 471 in 2008, which was a leap from 376 in 2007," he told reporters after the launch of the Hawksbill Melaka Ecotourism project at Ismah Beach Resort at Padang Kemunting beach in Masji...

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By Allison Lai The Star/Asia News Network Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 MALACCA - The landing of Hawksbill turtles along the Mala...