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The challenges in turtle conservation
Published on: Saturday, April 20, 2024
By: Sherell Jeffrey
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The challenges in turtle conservation
Utilising drone technology for identifying and mapping critical marine turtle habitats in Semporna. © Marine Programme / WWF-Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu: WWF-Malaysia Marine Species Strategy Manager Gavin Jolis said poverty, limited educational options, and relying on natural resources for a living can make it hard for people to get involved in sea turtle conservation activities. 

“These are some of the problems we ran into when we tried to protect turtles in Sabah, especially when we tried to get local people involved and motivated, particularly in remote areas,” he said in an interview with Daily Express about turtle marine conservation in Sabah. 

He also said economic growth and land-use activities, along with other competing interests and priorities, often take precedence over efforts to protect sea turtles in Sabah.

“Overcoming barriers like cultural differences, socioeconomic constraints and competing interests needs tailored approaches and long-term work,” he said. 

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