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Today we are highlighting the #rememberancedayforlostspecies of an iconic symbol and mascot to the Terengganu state. The Leatherback turtle 🐢

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They are not only the largest sea turtle species but they are also one of the most migratory, crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the deepest diving and the fastest swimming sea turtle. They feed on primary jellyfish and other soft-bodied marine animals.

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Rantau Abang conservation effort was established in 1961 and was the main nesting sites for Leatherback turtles. The science of turtle hatchery management was still in its infancy back then. The hatcheries where the eggs were relocated and incubated were fully exposed to the sun, producing female hatchlings. The Temperature Sex Determination studies was published later on. This is said to be one of the contributing factors to the local extinction of Leatherback turtles in Malaysia.

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The other contributing factors are chromic consumption of turtle eggs, bycatch by illegal fishing gears, loss of critical nesting sites due to unsustainable coastal development, illegal wildlife trade and plastic pollution.

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Last year, the Terengganu State Assembly has unanimously passed the Turtle Enactment 1951 (Amendment 2021), which, among others, imposes a total ban on sale of all types of turtle eggs and provides for heavier penalties for offences against the marine life species. The enactment was enforced on June 1st 2022, a win for turtle conservation efforts.

#remembrancedayforlostspecies2022 #lostspeciesday #Leatherbackturtle #wildlifematters #wildlifeconservation #awareness



Today we are highlighting the #rememberancedayforlostspecies of an iconic symbol and mascot to the Terengganu state. The Leatherback turtle 🐢
.

They are not only the largest sea turtle species but they are also one of the most migratory, crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the deepest diving and the fastest swimming sea turtle. They feed on primary jellyfish and other soft-bodied marine animals.
.

Rantau Abang conservation effort was established in 1961 and was the main nesting sites for Leatherback turtles. The science of turtle hatchery management was still in its infancy back then. The hatcheries where the eggs were relocated and incubated were fully exposed to the sun, producing female hatchlings. The Temperature Sex Determination studies was published later on. This is said to be one of the contributing factors to the local extinction of Leatherback turtles in Malaysia.
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The other contributing factors are chromic consumption of turtle eggs, bycatch by illegal fishing gears, loss of critical nesting sites due to unsustainable coastal development, illegal wildlife trade and plastic pollution.
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Last year, the Terengganu State Assembly has unanimously passed the Turtle Enactment 1951 (Amendment 2021), which, among others, imposes a total ban on sale of all types of turtle eggs and provides for heavier penalties for offences against the marine life species. The enactment was enforced on June 1st 2022, a win for turtle conservation efforts.

#remembrancedayforlostspecies2022 #lostspeciesday #Leatherbackturtle #wildlifematters #wildlifeconservation #awareness

Source: https://www.facebook.com/TurtleConservationSocietyofMalaysia..



 

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Turtle Conservation Society

The Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia was established in October 2011. The aim of the society is to bring about the recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles, with particular reference to freshwater turtles, in Malaysia through partnerships with like-minded organizations, individuals and local communities as well as through its own programs.

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