Juara Turtle Project is a conservation and research center on Tioman Island, Malaysia. Main activities are research and survey data collection, education, support of environmentally considerate development and tourism, and hands-on protection of sea turtles and their nests. Juara Turtle Project is a small and private organization that works intimately with volunteers and supporting organizations to try and progress the situation for the sea turtles and natural habitats on Tioman.
Day-visitors can have an information tour to explain the threats to sea turtle habitats and survival, including the hatchery area and usually an unfortunate injured turtle or two.
Volunteers can stay with in Juara Turtle Project’s working-hostel and get involved in the activities to try and help the conservation effort and progression of environmental awareness.
The volunteer program includes breakfast and lunch, while dinners can be cooked on site, or bought in town at tasty local restaurants. Staying also includes accommodation and amenities like wifi, kayaks, snorkel equip, and morning boat rides; but mainly the chance and experience of supporting and being involved with this effort.
Minimum stay required is 4 nights; Juara Turtle Project recommend and discount at one week and one month. Each year they accept seasonal staff members.
Other involvement opportunities include school and group programs, or day-volunteering if staying with one of their partnered Eco-sensitive chalet resort operators.