Turtle Camps in Malaysia

Posted on April 15, 2008  Comments (5)

Drawing of sea turtles

Pelf Nyok has posted drawing of turtle camps students that she taught in Malaysia. On the image shown on the left:

The third poster shows the threats that our turtles are facing — a turtle is trapped in a fisherman’s net, a turtle is consuming a plastic bag, which it mistakes as a jellyfish, and there are rubbish on the sea floor.

Pelf is on her way to the USA for turtle conservation training on the Asian Scholarship Program for in-situ Chelonian Conservation:

a 4-month scholarship, and involves professional training in the conservation of turtles (including sea turtles, freshwater turtles and tortoises, I presume). The flow of the program has yet to be finalized but according to the Director of the Program, we (the Laotian student and I) would be spending one month visiting turtle scientists and turtle research centers in New Jersey, Tennessee, Florida and maybe California.

And the remaining 3 months would be spent at the Wetlands Institute at Stone Harbor, New Jersey. The training will be conducted at the Wetlands Institute, together with other local participants.

Photo of Turtle Camp Students in Malaysia

That sounds like an awesome experience. And based on her blog it looks like they made a good choice.

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Photo of Turtle camp students, The turtle camps were sooo fun!

5 Responses to “Turtle Camps in Malaysia”

  1. pelf
    April 16th, 2008 @ 12:16 am

    Hey John, thank you so so much for the mention, and the links. I am glad I have found my way here! 😀

  2. cg kimi
    May 20th, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

    being a teacher is not easy. but looking at your pupil bring smile in a teachers face…. good work…

  3. Monica Benut
    June 1st, 2008 @ 8:20 pm

    I love the fact that this camp is setup for kids to show them the importance of looking after the environment. Turtles are amazing creates and so many die due to fishing nets and other rubbish we throw into the ocean. The marine ecology is fragile to say the least, therefore it is good to see camps like these being promoted.

  4. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Mojave Desert Tortoises
    June 19th, 2008 @ 8:40 am

    Pelf is experiencing a turtle conservation training and tour of the USA (see Turtle Camps in Malaysia). Her blog is doing a great job showing they made a good selection in choosing her for the scholarship…

  5. Sarah
    January 22nd, 2009 @ 12:35 am

    It’s really awesome what education could do to change the world—especially in the positive aspect. I’m really glad that someone like Pelf is really making a difference by educating the future generation about the reality of saving our ecosystem, as well as educating herself more for a greater battle in the future.

    Good luck to Pelf, and I pray she succeeds. Thanks for sharing. More power! CHeers!

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