Belambangan: Nesting season 2020 on the upswing
Our project on the Derawan island of Belambangan off the coast of East Borneo, Indonesia, has hardly been affected by the Corona crisis so far. However, there has recently been an increase in the activities of dynamite fishing off the island, but we have managed to get the local police to increase their presence there, so that these activities are already decreasing. The nest numbers of green sea turtles are currently increasing since February due to normal seasonal effects. Since the beginning of the year about 500 nests have been counted, which is in the range of last year’s nesting in the same period. In contrast to the years before 2019, however, these nests are now safe from egg poaching.