Protecting Malaysia's Oceans

Within Lang Tengah Island, Tanjong Jara, and Chakar Hutan Beach, our PULIHARA teams are engaged in three distinct projects. They diligently conduct beach patrols aimed at the conservation of Malaysian sea turtles. The primary objective is to mitigate the risk of local extinction by intercepting and safeguarding precious turtle eggs from both human poachers and natural predators.

Photograph of a person diving through coral reefs for conservation efforts

About PULIHARA

PULIHARA is a non-profit organisation duly registered with the Registrar of Societies under the name Persatuan Pemuliharaan dan Kajian Marin Malaysia (Marine Conservation and Research Organisation Malaysia).

We were previously operating under Lang Tengah Turtle Watch (LTTW), a well-known entity within the conservation circle. To ensure more efficient business operations the LTTW Directors decided that the conservation arm of the organisation be placed under a non-profit organisation.

Despite this transition, the core team members and project locations remain unchanged. We are committed to continue with the conservation efforts that were previously carried out under LTTW with the same dedication, commitment and focus.

Our Conservation Efforts

Lang Tengah
Photograph of a nesting mother turtle crawling towards the ocean

Lang Tengah

Imagine waking up on a remote tropical island, untouched and lesser-known, where nature’s splendour unfolds in unique harmony. This is Lang Tengah, The Eagle in the Middle, a jewel off the northeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Overhead photograph of Tanjong Jara, location of our main conservation projects

Tanjong Jara

Facing a crescent-shaped beach of golden sand, Tanjong Jara Resort emerges as an oasis of serenity nestled on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Amidst the pristine beauty of nature’s canvas, Tanjong Jara Resort stands as a testament to traditional luxury and well-being, its very essence steeped in the timeless allure of age-old Malay rituals. Yet, beyond its opulent facades lies a deeper, more profound connection to the natural world – where the beaches adjacent to the resort serve as a nesting ground for Terengganu’s green turtles and painted terrapins from March to October.

Photograph of volunteers posing in front of a blue truck

Chakar Hutan

In the ethereal expanse of Pantai Chakar Hutan, where the whispers of the ocean meet the gentle rustle of casuarina trees, lies a sanctuary revered by both land and sea. Here, amidst the tranquil embrace of nature, a timeless ritual unfolds: the annual nesting of the majestic green sea turtles. With an unwavering commitment to conservation, in 2022, PULIHARA collaborated with the Terengganu Department of Fisheries to safeguard the eggs and monitor the nesting female population at Chakar Hutan. 

Photograph of a nesting mother turtle crawling towards the ocean

Lang Tengah

Imagine waking up on a remote tropical island, untouched and lesser-known, where nature’s splendour unfolds in unique harmony. This is Lang Tengah, The Eagle in the Middle, a jewel off the northeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Overhead photograph of Tanjong Jara, location of our main conservation projects

Tanjong Jara

Facing a crescent-shaped beach of golden sand, Tanjong Jara Resort emerges as an oasis of serenity nestled on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Amidst the pristine beauty of nature’s canvas, Tanjong Jara Resort stands as a testament to traditional luxury and well-being, its very essence steeped in the timeless allure of age-old Malay rituals. Yet, beyond its opulent facades lies a deeper, more profound connection to the natural world – where the beaches adjacent to the resort serve as a nesting ground for Terengganu’s green turtles and painted terrapins from March to October.

Photograph of volunteers posing in front of a blue truck

Chakar Hutan

In the ethereal expanse of Pantai Chakar Hutan, where the whispers of the ocean meet the gentle rustle of casuarina trees, lies a sanctuary revered by both land and sea. Here, amidst the tranquil embrace of nature, a timeless ritual unfolds: the annual nesting of the majestic green sea turtles. With an unwavering commitment to conservation, in 2022, PULIHARA collaborated with the Terengganu Department of Fisheries to safeguard the eggs and monitor the nesting female population at Chakar Hutan. 

How you can make a difference

As a non-profit marine conservation project, we are always on the lookout for funds to support the cost of operating our project sites throughout the year. These would include salaries, food, transportation, purchase or rental of tools & equipment, administrative costs and so on.

Your donation helps us to fuel the tide of conservation efforts, ensuring our majestic sea turtles thrive for generations to come.

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