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History of Turtle Conservation in Sabah

History of Turtle Conservation in Sabah

History of Turtle Conservation in Sabah I Nesting Areas I Nesting Information I The Hatcheries I Life Cycle I Some Do's and Don'ts

Conservation measures were first introduced in 1927 to protect the hawksbill turtle which were being hunted off Kudat for their shells. Closed seasons for turtle hunting were introduced by the then British North Borneo Company which proved to be partially successful.

In 1964 the Turtle Conservation Ordinance of 1952 was repealed and the Fauna Conservation 1963 (Act No. 11) came into force. Under this Act, 8 islands namely: Selingan, Gulisan, Bakkungan Kecil, Tegapil, Lankayan, Billean, Koyan Koyan and Nunu Nunukan were constituted as Turtle Farms giving exclusive rights for tutle eggs collection to successful tenderers.

On 1 August 1966 the first turtle hatchery in Malaysia was set up on Selingan, funded entirely by the State goverment. In 1971 it acquired Selingan, Bakkungan Kecil and Gulisan. By 1972 these 3 islands were constituted as Game and Bird Sanctuaries under the Forestry Department. In 1977 the goverment converted the islands into a Marine Park. Today permanent staff monitor the turtle activities including tagging them.

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