Beachfront Lighting Retrofit to save turtle hatchling from disorientation along Padang Kemunting Turtle Nesting Beach, Melaka
Beachfront Lighting Retrofit to save turtle hatchling from disorientation along Padang Kemunting Turtle Nesting Beach, Melaka
Problem Statement:
Artificial lighting along the Padang Kemunting beach is having a detrimental impact on sea turtles by deterring female turtles from nesting; confusing hatchlings to orient landward instead of navigating seaward; and causing hatchlings to linger near artificial lights and face death from dehydration, predation and exposure to the sun.

Rationale/Justification:
Through community engagement and local government support a new Light Management Plan will be developed that mitigates the detrimental impact of artificial lighting on sea turtles. This will minimize beach lighting, reduce wattage, change the direction of lighting and use alternative light bulbs like LED that employ acceptable spectral distribution.

Overall Objective:
Establishment of the first turtle-friendly village in Malaysia based on the principle of sustainable development, turtle conservation and towards improvement of the livelihood of local communities.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Green Growth Asia Foundation
Country:
Malaysia
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Operational Phase:
OP6 - Y5 (Jul 19-Jun 20)
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
MAL/SGP/OP6/Y5/STAR/BD/2019/04
Start Date:
10/2019
End Date:
9/2021
Status:
Not active yet

Grantee Contact

Mr. Sri Themudu Bully Baboo
Phone: +6012 216 6826
Email: sribb@greengrowth.asia
 

Address

No.21-2, Jalan DR 1, Taman Delima
Bukit Baru, Melaka , 75150

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Shin Shin, Lee
Phone:
603-8689 6055
Email:
Ms. Sook Mei, Lai
Phone:
+603 8689 6056
Email:

Address

Level 10, Menara PJH, No.2, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Precinct 2,
Putrajaya, 62100

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