Perhentian Turtle Project - Volunteering - Missions - Sedunia
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Mission Description

Volunteer to be part of sea turtle conservation work

Be a Penyu Warrior

Join our team and be a Penyu Warrior! The Perhentian Turtle Project is based in the beautiful Perhentian Islands. Split between the Fishermen's village (Kampung Nelayan) and the nesting beach, volunteers would be aiding the team in their daily tasks. Volunteers will join the team to do kayak surveys i.e kayaking and free diving when a turtle is sighted to take photo ID of their faces, join the team at night to guard nesting sea turtles under the stars at the nesting beach and analyze the photo ID to identify the individual sighted. When new turtles are discovered, you get to name your new turtle!

Volunteers will also be helping the team to educate tourists and locals alike during awareness talks that are held every week at resorts or local dive shops. Education is a huge part of conservation. We are all in this together! Furthermore, volunteers will also be involved in our weekly beach cleans that is done to ensure that trash does not end up in the stomach of marine lives.

How do I become a Penyu Warrior?

It's simple! Join our mission here and make payments for your ticket according to the duration of your volunteering stay. We will then send you our Volunteer Guide which has all that you need to know to prepare you for your volunteering adventure!

Great! When can I start? 

This project runs from April - September. Our volunteers will volunteer for a minimum of 1 week for Malaysians (30 mission hours) and 2 weeks for international volunteers (60 mission hours). Volunteers will start on a Monday and depart on a Sunday. Volunteers can choose to start on any Monday starting from the 6th of April 2020 until 14th of September 2020 (for international volunteers) or 21st od September 2020 (for Malaysian volunteers)


There is a certain programme fee that you would have to pay. The programme fee will cover your food, accommodation, activities and transport within the project.

Your kind contribution will also help to ensure the continuity of our projects and will always go back to the local community as we always work with the locals.

The prices are as follows:

Duration Malaysian VolunteersInternational Volunteers
1 weekRM1,416N/A
2 weeksRM2,595RM4,129
3 weeksRM3,242RM5,067
4 weeksRM3,796RM5,872

I don't know anything about turtles, Can I join?

If you are 18 years old and above, yes you can! All we need from our volunteers are a positive attitude, willingness to learn and respect for different cultures. If you are 17 years old, you can join us too with parental consent.

Together we can make a difference!

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Mission Impact

The project aims to:

  • To identify individual sea turtles in order to estimate population sizes and determine population dynamics
  • To understand sea turtle habitat use and connectivity
  • To determine threats to the islands' sea turtle population by responding to and investigating the causes of sea turtle strandings (dead and injured individuals)
  • To create and raise awareness about sea turtles and marine conservation among the Perhentian Community (i.e. local community, stakeholders, tourists, and government)

SDGs Addressed


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When & Where

PTP Fuze Ecoteer House
No. 171 Rumah Ecoteer Ecoteer Perhentian Turtle Project,
Kampung Pulau Perhentian Kecil
22300, Terengganu
GPS Coordinates: 5.8964960, 102.7290560

06 Apr 2020 12:00 am (Monday)
27 Sep 2020 12:01 am (Sunday)

Mission Hours
30 hours

Ticket Price
RM 1416 - RM 5872

Organized by

Fuze Ecoteer Admin

Joined on 19 Dec 2019