“Protecting more nesting beaches is not a politically or socially simple endeavor, but it is the only way to avoid the risk of putting all turtle eggs in a very few baskets.” Several community based turtle conservation groups TCGs) under the umbrella of KESCOM have adopted the nest protection program in an endeavor to protect the nesting beaches. Through monitoring and patrol of nesting beaches poaching of eggs has been greatly reduced in Kenya and consequently hatchling releases are on the increase. Further with scheduled monthly beach clean ups, the nesting beaches in Kenya have been made clean and safe for nesting turtles to lay their eggs. These activities play a very important role in the worldwide efforts of contributing towards population increase of these endangered creatures.
A turtle hatchling heading to the sea after emerging from a nest at Bureni beach, North of the Kenyan coast