Juara Turtle Project

Tioman Island

Juara Turtle Project (JTP) is a sea turtle conservation center at Juara Village, proving education to locals and visitors on eco-management of this endangered marine species. The center also runs a volunteer programme complete with half-board accommodation to help with patrols, research, repairs, cleaning, tour guiding, and turtle egg collection, incubation and release of hatchlings.

Turtle nesting season lies between March and October; during this time, JTP volunteers roam around the island for wild nests, collect the eggs and transfer them to a hatchery for incubation; the babies are released to sea when hatched successfully. During the day between 10am and 5pm, the centerorganises a guided conservation talk at a donation fee of MYR10 per pax.