Conservation of Turtle Life on the East Java Coast

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Green Turtle Release to Indonesian Java Beach

CONSERVATION of sea turtles are still threatened despite conservation efforts in Indonesia, which has been going on for four decades involving various elements from government, society to public and private organizations. The threat of sea turtle populations, especially by human activities such as taking eggs, eating meat, hunting for plastron and carapace trade (lower and upper shells), entangled by fishing nets and development activities. From several turtle conservation case studies in a number of places in Indonesia, 50 percent of hatchlings can be saved.