Turtle Conservation Project, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Company : Fuze Ecoteer
Activities: Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Duration: 2 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

Help us protect Green sea turtle nesting sites, as well as identify and track their movements during snorkel surveys whilst soaking up the beautiful scenery and culture the Perhentian’s have to offer.

We use data that we collect to create movement maps of where the turtles go and also to estimate the number of male, female and sub-adult sea turtles that use the islands. The more photos and sightings we have, the better our research. So, come and join us! The movement map will then be used by decision makers to produce a localised management plan for sea turtles.

Another one of your tasks will be to guard mother turtles whilst they lay their eggs on the beaches around the Perhentian Islands. In most places, you will only get to watch a mother lay her eggs. But with us, you will be part of the conservation team and privileged to be on the beaches from the moment she lands on the beach right until the time she waves goodbye to her eggs in the sand. It truly is a magical experience, especially when you can see the stars and even the milky way above you, and one that will stay with you for the rest of your life.


Project Specifics

  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks to 4 weeks
  • Age: Min 18 year olds.
  • Includes: Quad share volunteer house, return boat transfer from Kuala Besut, 3 meals per day, 
  • Not included: Transport to and from Kuala Besut, insurance



  • 2 Weeks: £628
  • 3 Weeks: £792
  • 4 Weeks: £938 

Start Dates

From the 1st of April to 23rd of September, every week. Arrival on Mondays and departure on Sundays.

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Fuze Ecoteer Turtle Conservation Project, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia Reviews

I loved my experience volunteering with the Fuze Ecoteer sea turtle project

This program offered a wonderful insight into Malaysian culture. There was a lot of down time during this experience, which was fine for me as I was on a break from full time work in London and trying to learn to slow myself down a bit. The islands were absolutely stunning and we got a real insight into life there.

It goes without saying that the turtles were absolutely phenomenal. The experience added fuel to the fire of what will now be a lifelong passion for sea turtles and conservation.

I stayed for two weeks which was, I think, a sufficient amount of time since tasks are rotated on a bi-weekly basis. There was some moderate physical activity, such as sea kayaking and of course lots of swimming, so it would help to have basic fitness. Besides that, prepare for intense heat and sun if you go, like I did, before rainy season (May-time). Have fun!

By: Emily Andrews
Nationality: British
Age: 27

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