WEST SUMBAWA TURTLE CONSERVATION

Witness turtles coming ashore and laying eggs. Join us for an unforgettable experience!

Contributing to Sea Turtle Conservation

By donating, you provide much-needed financial support for turtle conservation projects.

Turtle experience

Step into a world where the beauty and mystique of turtles come to life through our program.

Improving the Balance of Marine Ecosystems

Sea turtles are an important part of the marine ecosystem. As seaweed eaters, they help maintain ecosystem balance by controlling excessive seaweed growth.

Raising Awareness

By engaging in activities such as seeing turtles hatch and breeding turtles, you are promoting awareness of the existence and protection of vulnerable species

ABOUT west sumbawa turtle conservation

Welcome to West Sumbawa Turtle Conservation! West Sumbawa Turtle Conservation is run by Pokmaswas Lawar Bay in collaboration with Kirana Retreat! The best destination to protect and conserve turtle life! We are committed to maintaining the sustainability of turtle species in innovative and responsible ways. In our efforts to save turtle eggs from trade and environmental damage, West Sumbawa Turtle Conservation has created a unique sanctuary amidst the beauty of nature.

At West Sumbawa Turtle Conservationt, we not only remove vulnerable turtle eggs, but also educate and involve local communities in conservation efforts. We have established a Fisheries Monitoring Community Group in collaboration with government programs. Members of this group have been trained to maintain and protect turtle habitat and ensure their survival.

Talonang Village, where sea turtles often lay eggs, is the lifeblood for many threatened turtles. However, West Sumbawa Turtle Conservation wants to turn it into more than just a turtle egg producing village. We aspire to transform Talonang Village into an amazing turtle tourism destination, where visitors can see firsthand the wonders of nature as turtles lay their eggs.

By shifting the village's focus from the turtle egg market to the turtle tourism village, West Sumbawa Turtle Conservation wants to create new jobs and economic opportunities for local communities. We believe that through responsible tourism, we can shift attention from turtle egg exploitation to more sustainable conservation and education efforts.

Turtle In sumbawa

An extraordinary experience when I could directly see turtles coming ashore and laying eggs, not just one turtle but six very large ones. However, there was also a feeling of sadness when seeing all the eggs being taken directly. Sumbawa is one of the regions in Indonesia that is home to 5 out of 6 protected turtle species. The consumption and trade of turtles or their eggs are already prohibited, as stated in Law No. 15 of 1990, which stipulates that individuals involved in wildlife trade, including turtle eggs, can be sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined IDR 100 million.

However, the tradition is still very strong, where the community believes that consuming turtle eggs is beneficial for the body. In Sumbawa, serving turtle eggs is considered a cultural practice, as they are presented to guests as a form of honor or as something special. However, consuming turtle eggs carries the potential for digestive complications, disorders, and even poisoning. Obviously, this is not worth it and is very detrimental.

Problems we face

Looking not only from the perspective of consumption, turtle eggs are a livelihood for many people. The reliance on selling turtle eggs is one of the biggest obstacles in turtle conservation. Because a single turtle egg can fetch a profit of IDR 4,000 - IDR 6,000, and a female turtle can produce 60-200 eggs in one nesting event. Certainly, these are enticing numbers. The biggest challenge is the continued market demand for turtle consumption and the sale of turtle eggs as a source of livelihood for the community. But should this continue?

Solutions that we found

Over time, I continued to ask the people I encountered. Many of them are very willing to help preserve turtles. Even the local government is enthusiastic and assists in periodic socialization and education programs for the community and schools. One of the things we can strive for is to support the establishment of community enterprises focused on turtle conservation, making turtles a tourism attraction that can be enjoyed not through consumption but by appreciating them.

Turtle nesting tourism would undoubtedly be an attractive and marketable tourist attraction. It would not only help preserve the existence of turtles but also boost the local economy. With the arrival of tourists, the community can offer various things. By transforming the focus from consumption to conservation and promoting turtle-friendly tourism, we can work towards a better future for turtles and the well-being of the community.

Did you know?

In the dictionary Indonesian turtle cubs are called Tukik? Although it should still be remembered that the chance of them becoming adults and returning to the beach where they hatched is difficult. The ratio is 1 : 1000. They will return to lay eggs to their place of origin in about 20 years.

Save it, guard it, preserve it

We invite you to join us in this mission by making a donation. Every donation, whether large or small, has a significant impact in protecting and preserving vulnerable sea turtle species. Together, we can create a brighter future for sea turtles and maintain the balance of marine ecosystems.

We appreciate any donations you make, and we will ensure that the funds provided will be used wisely and efficiently for turtle conservation purposes. We will also provide regular updates on the progress of the project and the results we have achieved, so you can see the positive impact of your contribution.

Make your donation to West Sumbawa Turtle Conservation now and be part of a positive change! Together, we can conserve sea turtles, preserve biodiversity, and create a sustainable future for future generations. Thank you for your valuable support!

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"Pokmaswas stands for "Community's Main Idea of Vigilance." This community is officially formed under the auspices of the Indonesian government. POKMASWAS functions to describe a community that actively plays a role in monitoring and reporting potential issues or threats in the natural environment around them.

POKMASWAS Lawar Bay collaborates and supports POKMASWAS Talonang Indah with the goal of protecting the sustainability of turtle conservation in Sumbawa, with the support of the Indonesian government."

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Make your donation to West Sumbawa Turtle Conservation now and be part of a positive change! Together, we can conserve sea turtles, preserve biodiversity, and create a sustainable future for future generations. Thank you for your valuable support!

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Definisi Stunting

A.

STUNTING (KERDIL) adalah kondisi dimana balita memiliki panjang atau tinggi badan yang kurang jika dibandingkan dengan umur.

B.

Kondisi ini diukur dengan panjang atau tinggi badan yang lebih dari minus dua standar deviasi median standar pertumbuhan anak dari WHO.

C.

UNICEF mendefinisikan stunting sebagai persentase anak-anak usia 0 sampai 59 bulan, dengan tinggi badan di bawah minus (stunting sedang dan berat) dan minus tiga (stunting kronis).

D.

Selain mengalami pertumbuhan terhambat, stunting juga seringkali dikaitkan dengan penyebab perkembangan otak yang tidak maksimal.

Prevalensi Stunting

A.

Tahun 2017, 22,2% atau sekitar 150,8 juta balita di dunia mengalami stunting. Angka ini sudah mengalami penurunan jika dibandingkan tahun 2000

B.

Data World Health Organization (WHO), Indonesia termasuk ke dalam negara ketiga dengan prevalensi tertinggi di regional Asia Tenggara/South-East Asia Regional (SEAR). Rata-rata prevalensi balita stunting di Indonesia tahun 2005-2017 adalah 36,4%.

C.

Hasil Riset Kesehatan Dasar (Riskesdas) tahun 2007 menunjukkan prevalensi balita pendek di Indonesia sebesar 36,8%. Pada tahun 2010, menurun menjadi 35,6%. Serta kembali meningkat pada tahun 2013 yaitu 37,2