Turtle Nest Adoption

Turtle Nests Adoption Program is an initiative of Research and Education Division in diversifying activities and encourage visitor's participation in turtle conservation. This program was implemented on June 13, 2016. Various tourists, NGOs and VIPs have participating in adoption nest since it was launch in 2016.


History of Turtle Conservation in Sabah

The early history of turtle conservation in Sabah can be traced back as early as 1927 when the administration of the British North Borneo Company recognizes the heavy exploitation of turtle of turtle carapace and meat within the Kudat area. Due to this massive exploitation, few prohibition notices, ordinances and issuing licenses for the conservation of turtles had been introduced since 1929. However, due to various problems such as remote location, threat of piracy and lack of staff as well as enforcement has led to the implementation of these prohibition notices, issued the license and ordinances have failed.

Our Turtles

Life Cycle of a Marine Turtle

The sea turtle life cycle starts when a female lays its eggs on a nesting beach, usually in the tropics. From six weeks to two months later (depending on the species), a tiny hatchling makes its way to the surface of the sand and heads to the water, dodging every predator imaginable. *Will be edited

The Life Cycle of Marine Turtles

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Each adoption will receive a dedicated certificate of adoption.

Nest Labeled

Adopter will have their name displayed on the nest's label.

Exclusive t-shirt

Adopter will also receive an exclusive Turtle Nest Adoption t-shirt.

Turtle Nest Status

Information and exclusive image on the nest that has been adopted will be sent via email once the eggs hatch.

Our Collection of Turtle Pictures

The result of our effort.

We love our turtles and we do our best to protect the livelihood of the turtle, every single adoption helps us to move towards protecting this endangered species.

Turtle Life Cycle

Male & Female Mating

Turtle Life Cycle

Baby Turtles

Turtle Life Cycle

Awaiting eggs hatchling

Turtle Life Cycle

A Juvenile Turtle


Green Turtle

Turtle Life Cycle

Baby Turtle

What We Have Done

More than + nest has been adopted by visitors from all around the world.

Both Green and Hawksbill Turtles come to shore throughout the year to lay their eggs. Peak season for the Greens are between July to October and for the Hawksbills between February to April.

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