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Chagar Hutang Turtle Sanctuary

Nestled at the northern tip of Redang Island, Chagar Hutang Turtle Sanctuary stands as a symbol of conservation and protection for Green and Hawksbill turtles. This sanctuary serves as a crucial nesting site, offering a safe haven for these magnificent creatures to lay their eggs. With its pristine crescent-shaped beach and crystal-clear waters, Chagar Hutang provides an ideal environment for sea turtles to seek refuge and nourishment before embarking on their nesting journey. Surrounded by majestic rocky cliffs, the sanctuary offers seclusion and tranquility, creating a sanctuary where turtles can thrive undisturbed by human activity.

Dedicated conservationists and volunteers play a pivotal role in safeguarding the nesting grounds of Chagar Hutang Turtle Sanctuary. Through rigorous monitoring and protection efforts, they ensure the survival of these vulnerable species and contribute to the preservation of Redang Island's rich biodiversity. By raising awareness about the importance of sea turtle conservation and the threats they face, the sanctuary aims to inspire visitors to become stewards of marine conservation and advocates for the protection of endangered species.

Although access to the sanctuary's beach is restricted to Sea Turtle Research Unit (SEATRU) researchers and volunteers since its gazettement in 2005, visitors to Redang Island can still witness the nesting process during certain times of the year. This unique opportunity offers an educational and immersive experience, allowing visitors to witness firsthand the wonder of sea turtle nesting and learn about the challenges these creatures face in their struggle for survival. Through responsible eco-tourism practices and sustainable conservation efforts, Chagar Hutang Turtle Sanctuary continues to serve as a beacon of hope for the future of sea turtles and the marine ecosystems they inhabit.

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