ASCOPE Site Visit to Turtle Conservation and Education Center

Alongside the 8th ASCOPE Mid-Year Task Force Meeting 2024, the Site Visit program featured a tour of the Turtle Conservation and Education Center (TCEC) on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Located on Serangan Island, Bali, TCEC is a sanctuary dedicated to the preservation and rehabilitation of sea turtles and is a Pertamina’s CSR initiative. The center focuses on the care and protection of sea turtles while promoting public awareness through educational programs.

During the visit, delegates had the opportunity to observe the center's comprehensive rehabilitation efforts, including breeding, medical care, and specialized treatment. They also experienced the inspiring moment of releasing rehabilitated sea turtles back into the ocean at Kelan Beach, Bali. This visit powerfully underscored TCEC’s mission to enhance the health and sustainability of marine ecosystems.