Bali Sea Turtle Society
Indonesia is a country with the long coast line in the world that has a tremendous potential in terms of natural resources and the variety of species of wildlife. There are a total of 7 sea turtle species, 6 of which can be found in Indonesian waters.
Bali is one of the islands in Indonesia which is well known for tourism and also for the issue of sea turtles in the last two decades. Bali has received a bad reputation for the high numbers of sea turtle trading. This has become a focus of attention in the national and international scope and has created a bad impact for tourism in Bali.
Attention from the public regarding the issue of sea turtle trade raises various reactions, bad as well as good. For Balinese society, this is not something to be proud of. Several locations on the beaches along Bali island are natural habitats for sea turtles to lay their eggs. Positive action has been shown by the Balinese community in starting activities to protect sea turtles and their nests. This has been done by the local community in Kuta Beach and Tegal Besar, Klungkung. So far, the major species found laying eggs in Bali is Olive Ridley turtles
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