Kurma Asih Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Desa Perancak, Kabupaten Jembrana, West Bali 82218, Indonesia

Region Active:

Asia

Non-profit

1997

Activity

Marine conservation awareness and education, Turtles

Description

Kurma Asih (‘turtle carers’) was founded in 1997, when a group of Balinese fishers from the village of Perancak in West Bali who had traditionally been turtle hunters, became aware of the endangered status of sea turtle populations. Trained by WWF in relocation and conservation methods, the Kurma Asih group began an active protection and education program involving villages along the 50 kilometer Jembrana beach in West Bali.