Also a People Project

Take a look at this short documentary by @terencephotography
@terencephaterry and his assistant, @ariesding91 about our place and efforts! This is one of the contribution you can do while volunteering here! but nonetheless you’re (volunteers) our unsung heroes. Keep spreading the awareness! 🐢

and here’s the link for the behind the scene 

..and to the teaser on Instagram:

or search on youtube : Juara Turtle Project Tioman Island, Malaysia !

The 2019 sea turtle nesting season is nearly to start!!!

Although in 2018 we had the least number of nests laid in the project’s history, we want to think it was just a bad season and not a negative trend. A good sign could be that a hawksbill turtle nested unexpectedly in Juara few weeks back!! 🐢😀 Thus, we are expecting one nest to hatch very soon!

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We are excited to start seeing these ‘big-mamas’ nesting on Juara again!

We are already taking new volunteer bookings to start in March. If you would like to participate in our project contact us at: contact@

Sharing a Post from our friends at Cintai Tioman…

If you’re coming to visit and are interested in diving and snorkeling at Tioman Island, or want to learn about the tropical reefs and Sea Turtles at Tioman, then definitely get in touch with Cintai Tioman as well as Juara Turtle Project!

Cintai Tioman …..

“Over the last 5 years we have conducted over 150 reef check surveys around the Tioman Archipelago to monitor its health and track change. We have also trained local islanders and involved them in these surveys. We would like to thank our EcoDivers, TMCG, Juara Turtle Project and Marine Parks for participating in these surveys.

Our 5 year program and funding ends in February 2019. if you think our work is important and you want to see us continue doing what we do you can help fund our work by donating at

“Selama dalam tempoh 5 tahun, kami telah menjalankan lebih dari 150 pemantauan terumbu karang di sekitar Pulau Tioman untuk memantau perubahan kesihatan terumbu karang. Kami juga telah melatih penduduk tempatan dalam pemantauan ini. Kami ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Eco divers, TMCG, Juara Turtle Project dan Taman Laut kerana telah melakukan pemantauan ini.

Pembiayaan dan program 5 tahun kami akan berakhir pada bulan Februari tahun ini. Jika anda fikir kerja kami ini sangat penting dan jika anda ingin melihat kami meneruskan lagi apa yang kami lakukan. Anda boleh membantu kami dengan menyalurkan sumbangan kepada kami di

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Coral Rehab!

Check out this video-resume of the 2018 Coral Rehabilitation Project here at JTP. 196 fragments were transplanted, from which 176 succedeed in survival (89.80%)✌😀. Looking forward to seeing how these guys are doing once the ocean conditions allow us to enter in the water!! 🐠🐡🐙

We want to say thank you to all volunteers, interns and local people who were involved with the Project, especially to Scuba Do and Tiongman Dive Center for their support through the season!

And thank you Terence Phaterry for making such a cool video!

If you want to support the rehabilitation effort JTP is making, you can contribute by making a donation through the following link👇👇…/…

UTM Program March 26, 2018

An afternoon well spent with students from UTM during their ‘Marine Ecosystem Exploration’ trip to Tioman Island. Thanks to Assoc. Prof Dr Mohammad Rafee bin Majid for taking this outside lecture room initiative!

Volunteer Sign Up 2018!

We are announcing that JTP is taking registrations for our Volunteer Programme! The booking time would be from 1st March till 31st October 2018. BUT, with the exception between from 14th June-28th July 2018 which is already fully booked. (Do people not go to work or school in July ?? #turtlesdont #eh )

For details of our Volunteer Programme, please email us at It may take some time for us to reply, but emails will be replied accordingly and surely!

#supermodels #volunteering #seaturtles #conservation

End of the Season..

The last 6 green sea turtle hatchlings from 2017 here in Juara, heading out in to the sea! Safe journey!

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Just collected, the baby turtles are held until dusk when they will be released

Getting ready to go, the baby turtle looks for light , to gauge which way towards the ocean

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The last of the baby green sea turtle heads down the beach, following its brothers and sisters into the evening ocean in Juara, Tioman Island

Special Update!

Earlier this year, we had an encounter with a very special Green Sea turtle mother in Juara. In July, over the period of almost 3 weeks, she attempted to nest on Mentawak beach but was not able to lay any eggs. JTP then contacted the Fisheries Department of Malaysia and discussed about the possibilities of sending the mother turtle to the turtle facility in Terengganu for a physical examination..

Her initial health report showed that she had pieces of plastic and nets in her intestine. Her cloaca (an opening through which the turtle lays its eggs) was also swelling from the infections that developed within her.

She had spent the last 3 months at the ‘Turtle Hospital’, where she received treatment and rehabilitation.

Just last week, on the 6th of November, along with 2 other rehabilitated juvenile Green Sea turtle, she was released from Rantau Abang beach in to the South China Sea.

We hope to see her in Tioman again, one day. Hopefully nesting on the beach and laying plenty of eggs!  

*A big thank you to staff & volunteers at JTP, who had spent countless hours accompanying the mother turtle on the beach during the wee hours. And to the many individuals who got the chance to meet her too!

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