Lang Tengah Turtle Watch at Tanjong Jara


In an exclusive partnership with Lang Tengah Turtle Watch and Tanjong Jara Resort, a new conservation unit and turtle hatchery will be unveiled on 2 July 2016 with the launch marked by the release of turtle hatchlings at 9.00 pm at the main beach of the resort.

The turtle hatchery, located on the beach fronting Tanjong Jara Resort, will offer guests the opportunity to discover more about these magnificent creatures, learn about the dangers they face and the conservation efforts made to protect their hatchlings from poachers, and return them to their natural habitat in the sea. A nest adoption program will also be available, where guests’ pledges will save a nest from poachers preventing them from being sold as food at the marketplace.
The new turtle hatchery at the beach of the resort
Founded in 2013, Lang Tengah Turtle Watch exemplifies what can be achieved when enterprising private owners and corporations use their independence to take control of a conservation issue on their own property, yet are open to multifaceted external resources; welcoming others in collaboration – and thereby drawing in experience, knowledge, ecological expertise and finance.

Having released over 8,000 turtle hatchlings since its inception, 300 of which were critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles, Lang Tengah Turtle Watch is now expanding its operations to the mainland of Terengganu in a joint initiative with YTL Hotels’ award-winning Tanjong Jara Resort
A turtle makes her way back into the sea
The unveiling of a new conservation unit and turtle hatchery named ‘Lang Tengah Turtle Watch at Tanjong Jara Resort’ will be held on 2 July 2016 with the launch marked by the release of hatchlings at 9pm. The turtle hatchery, constructed using a simple wooden trellis, allow guests a view of the nests whilst keeping predators at bay. 

Guests will have an opportunity to discover more about the lives of these majestic creatures and, if fortunate, to witness the emergence of hatchlings by night. To date, this new project has seen the release of 693 hatchlings from 9 out of the current 24 nests, with many more to come.
Inspecting the baby hatchling
Turtle Adoption Program at Tanjong Jara Resort

Guests will also be able to subscribe to a nest adoption program, whereby a pledge of;
  • MYR 300 for 50-99 turtle eggs
  • MYR 500 for 100-150 turtle eggs

Tanjong Jara Beach
This program will save a nest from being sold as food to the marketplace. Guests that are part of this programme will receive regular email updates with photographic progress reports and an invitation to return to the resort to witness the hatching of their nest. YTL Hotels has constantly been in support of conservation initiatives through its luxury properties with Resident Naturalists and a Marine Biologist helming the ecological endeavours. 

Tanjong Jara Reception: +6 09 8451 100
Email: info@langtengahturtlewatch.org
Website: http://www.langtengahturtlewatch.org/tanjong-jara/
Lang Tengah Turtle Watch, which strives to protect the magnificent sea turtles by monitoring turtle landings and saving their eggs from poachers, is delighted to be working with the luxury resort, as both recognise that tourism, if properly implemented, can play a large role in the conservation of these endangered sea turtles from supporting eco-friendly initiatives to spreading environmental awareness through the Lang Tengah Turtle Watch at Tanjong Jara. 

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