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Friday, March 28, 2008

Ma Daerah Turtle Sanctuary

Located 125km from Kuala Terengganu, Ma’Daerah is the first turtle sanctuary in Malaysia to be managed by the government, the private sector and an NGO.

It is the second largest turtle sanctuary after Rantau Abang.

Established as a sanctuary since 1999, Ma’Daerah aims to provide a stretch of undisturbed beach for nesting turtles and increased protection for eggs, to improve the monitoring and recording of nesting and to instil public awareness about turtle conservation.

It is estimated that nearly half of all the green turtles in Peninsula Malaysia land at Ma’Daerah. Other species to land there are the Olive Ridley turtle and the painted terrapin (currently listed as critically endangered).

Ma’Daerah also serves as a hatchery for turtle eggs collected from nearby beaches in Chagar Hutang, Rhu Kudung and Tanjung Batu.

HOTEL : Awana Kijal Golf, Beach & Spa Resort
ADDRESS : KM28, Jalan Kemaman-Dungun, 21400 Kijal, Kemaman, Terengganu.
TEL : (609) 864 1188
FAX: (609) 864 1688

1 comment:

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