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Baby Hawksbill Turtles Reintroduced to their Natural Habitat

In a significant stride towards marine conservation, Nirwana Gardens proudly announces the successful release of 132 baby Hawksbill turtles into their natural habitat. This milestone event took place at Banyu Biru Villa beach on Friday and Saturday, July 5th and 6th, 2024, marking a crucial effort in safeguarding the future of these endangered species.

Hawksbill turtles, recognized for their unique shell patterns and critical role in marine ecosystems, face numerous threats, including habitat destruction, pollution, and poaching. The release of these turtles represents a collaborative effort to protect and restore the delicate balance of marine biodiversity.

Through initiatives like this, Nirwana Gardens continues to uphold its mission of marine conservation

and environmental stewardship. By engaging with local communities, Nirwana Gardens remains committed to the long-term preservation of these endangered species.

The Green and Hawksbill Turtles climb ashore to the beaches of Bintan Island twice a year to lay their eggs. The Nirwana Gardens conservation team collects and buries the eggs in a sheltered hatchery to protect them from predators and poachers. The eggs will be conserved for approximately 60 days before they hatch.