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Guardian of the turtle world on the island of Bali

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec12,2023 #Bali #Guardian #turtle
Guardian of the turtle world on the island of Bali 1
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The calloused handsĀ of a veteran fisherman grabbed a bush of seaweed in the lake and put it into the turtle’s mouth.

Imade Karsa with an injured turtle being cared for on the island.

Imade Karsa, 45 years old, is the first person on the turtle island of Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, to call on the people of this sea to protect turtles.

`In 1990, witnessing turtles dying, I suddenly thought why not protect them to also protect our living environment,` Imade Karsa recalls the early years of a conservation center.

At first, Imade alone wandered around looking for turtles that were sick or drifted to the island and brought them home to take care of them.

Guardian of the turtle world on the island of Bali

A large turtle is fed seaweed by its caretaker.

Turtle Island has become a turtle conservation center attracting about 10,000 tourists a month.

`The villagers have since then lived on tourism to the turtle island instead of taking boats to the sea every day to catch seafood, and we understand that we have developed in the right direction when it comes to turtle conservation,` Imade said.

Guardian of the turtle world on the island of Bali

Boats take tourists to turtle island.

Currently Turtle Farm – the name Imade Karsa gave to the turtle island – has about 50,000 turtles living naturally, depending on the season this number may be more.

Imade Karsa is still the leader in turtle conservation at Turtle Farm, along with 50 other families on the island.

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