Turtle Hatchery Program

As part of Nirwana Gardens’ corporate social responsibility efforts, we work hand in hand with the local community to protect and conserve the surrounding environment.

Witness one of nature’s miracle! Newborn turtle release usually happens between June to September every year at the Banyu Biru Villa Beach, Nirwana Gardens.

The Green and Hawksbill Turtles climb ashore to the beaches of Bintan Island twice a year to lay their eggs. Our Nirwana Gardens conservation team will collect and bury the eggs in a sheltered hatchery to protect them from predators and poachers. The eggs will be conserved for approximately 60 days before they hatch. Then the released of the newborn turtles will happen within 3 days after the first egg hatched.

Guests who are delighted in joining us for the release of hatchlings, please come to the Banyu Biru Villas beachfront to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience together with your family and friends.

 


24 and 25 May 2024 – the Nirwana Gardens Turtle Hatchery, together with staff and guests,
safely released 219 Hawksbill Turtle hatchlings into the sea at the Banyu Biru Villas beach vicinity. The third clutch of eggs discovered on 2 May 2024, is scheduled to hatch between 29 June to 4 July 2024.

Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) play a crucial role in marine ecosystems by maintaining healthy coral reefs. They feed on sponges, controlling sponge populations, and preventing overgrowth that could smother coral reefs. These species are among the most critically endangered species globally, primarily due to habitat loss, pollution, and poaching. With only a few thousand nesting females remaining worldwide, each new clutch of eggs is a vital contribution to the survival of the species.

 


Third Clutch of Hawksbill Turtle Eggs Hatching Between 29 June – 4 July 2024!

 

On May 2, 2024, a third clutch, nesting a total of 135 Hawksbill turtle eggs, was discovered. Read more about it here

 


Two Clutches of Hawksbill Turtle Eggs Have Been Found at Nirwana Gardens!

27 March 2024 – Nirwana Gardens is thrilled and blessed to have found two clutches of Hawksbill Turtle eggs on the beaches of Mayang Sari Beach Resort and Indra Maya Pool Villas.

Read more about it here

 


 

We are proud to announce that on 8 July 2023, we have yet again successfully released 60 adorable baby Hawksbill Turtles at Banyu Biru Villa beachfront that were nurtured from our hatchery! The event was participated by enthralled adults and children alike, all of whom contributed positively and directly to the role of conservation for these endangered species.

The Green and Hawksbill Turtles climb ashore to the beaches of Bintan Island twice a year to lay their eggs. Our Nirwana Gardens conservation team then collects and buries the eggs in a sheltered hatchery to protect them from predators and poachers. The eggs will be conserved for approximately 60 days before they hatch.

While we cannot guarantee an exact date for release, we will announce the release date a few days in advance on our website and social media platforms.

For more information, please approach the Guest Information Centre at Nirwana Resort Hotel lobby on how you can join us for future releases and play your part in the protection of sea turtles together with us!