Rimbun Dahan Turtle Hatchery

The Hatchery

Literally between land and sea is the Rimbun Dahan turtle hatchery, a simple structure that is revamped after each monsoon. Our operating model is simple: buy the eggs that local boys legally dig up during the laying season and rebury them in the hatchery until they hatch about 6 weeks later. We release all hatchlings within 24 hours, and visitors participate sending them off with their blessings. Our hatchery manager, Pak Su, is well known for his tireless efforts for the survival of these tiny creatures; in the 2016 season he bought and reburied 25,278 eggs, about 250 nests, as well as raising much of the money to do so.