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Thanks to the students

Let's save the turtles

RINP’BA is a student association which aims to preserve the biodiversity of Indonesia, particularly hawksbill turtles and green turtles, while raising awareness and involving local populations in these projects, more particularly in the village of Sungai Pinang. The RINP'BA association is committed to 4 major projects: the recycling of plastic waste, the protection of the forest, the protection of turtles and fish farming. The RINP’BA team is made up of engineering students from Grenoble INP - Ense3 (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Energie, l’Eau et l’Environnement) in a gap year. Specialized in environmental engineering, they are committed to the preservation of biodiversity in Indonesia.

On site, students are welcomed by the partner association Rimba. This Franco-Indonesian association carries out work to protect biodiversity, raise awareness and support local populations on social and environmental issues such as helping with the education of children and improving waste management in the village. The needs of local populations are assessed and the projects built jointly. In this way, RINP’BA projects are adapted and practically achievable on site. In addition, the installed projects can be maintained and continue with the association's volunteers after the departure of the students since the promotions change every year.

The Le PAL Nature Foundation supports the RINP'BA association by financing various projects such as:

  1. The creation of a Protected Nursery: We supported the creation of a secure nursery on the nesting beach, demarcated by fencing and posts, providing a safe environment where sea turtles can lay their eggs without being disturbed by predators. or human activities.
  2. Active Surveillance Patrols: We have set up dedicated patrols to actively monitor the beaches where turtles come to lay their eggs. These surveillance teams effectively deter potential poachers who might seek to collect eggs for sale on the black market.
  3. Nest Identification and Monitoring: We have invested in the careful identification and monitoring of turtle nests, collecting essential data such as the date of laying and the date of transfer of eggs to the protected nursery. This approach allows us to better understand the reproductive habits of sea turtles and ensure their optimal protection.
  4. The creation of Multimedia Content: In addition to our actions on the ground, we have produced multimedia and photographic content to raise public awareness of the importance of marine turtle conservation. This informative and engaging content aims to educate and inspire people to take action towards the preservation of these iconic species.
The global number of sea turtles has declined significantly over the past 200 years and this decline in the species' population is increasing.
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The global number of sea turtles has declined significantly over the past 200 years and this decline in the species' population is increasing.

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