Thursday, September 14, 2006

Turtle Conservation Centre in Penang

Pretty soon a turtle conservation centre in Penang will be open to the public. The Pantai Keracut Turtle Conservation Centre located within the Penang National Park (TNPP or Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) will open in October or November 2006, and visitors to TNPP will be able to see 2 turtle species - the Chelonia Mydas (or green sea turtle. They are called green turtles because of the color of the flesh) and the Lepidochelys lay eggs on the Pantai Kerachut, Teluk Ketapang and Teluk Kampi, all of which are located within TNPP.

The State Fisheries Department director Mohd Najib Ramli said 74 turtle nests had been recorded this year with 17,345 baby turtles hatched so far.

The TNPP operates from 8:00am - 6:00pm daily.

For more information, contact:

Taman Negara Pulau Pinang
Jalan Hassan Abas,Teluk Bahang,
11050 Pulau Pinang
Tel : +604-881 3530/ 04-881 2016
Fax: +604-881 2016
E-mail :

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