Tofu the rescued turtle hatchlings

Last week while doing a nest inventory in the turtle hatchery we found little Tofu, a critically endangered Hawksbill turtle that had been underground in her nest far too long. Her brothers and sister turtle hatchlings emerged about 50 days before we found her so she had been in her nest, a hole in the […]

Turtle volunteers at the Tip of Borneo

TRACC volunteers have been searching for turtles at the Tip of Borneo, near Kudat since May 2014.  The numbers have clearly fallen a lot.  We know from local villagers and a previous volunteer project that there were regular nestings only a few years ago.  The Kudat Turtle Conservation Society was formed to help protect the […]

Marine conservation volunteer projects 2015

TRACC is offering a number of different marine conservation projects in Sabah, Borneo for 2015.  Suitable for all marine conservation volunteers, families, groups or gap year travelers these are a great way to help protect part of the ocean.  We teach diving at the Coconut cove camp as part of these projects. For non divers […]

Sabah shark survey on offshore reefs 2015

DRAFT The Tun Mustapha Marine Park at the Tip of Borneo is being created by the Sabah State government. TRACC is gathering information on the offshore reefs and remote islands to assist with the management of this huge area. We are planning a series of exploratory shark survey expeditions in 2015 to Harrington shoal, the […]

TRACC marine conservation sites

TRACC – Tropical research and Conservation centre is currently (Oct 2014) scheduled to be operating in Sabah East Malaysia ( Borneo) at the following marine conservation sites.  We have a range of  Volunteer projects 2015  Coconut cove beach, Tip of Borneo, Kudat district  — This is our training site with great diversity, shallow waters and […]

TRACC new location summer 2014

  TRACC has relocated to a safer part of Borneo, same great diving, snorkelling and conservation, with sharks, turtles and coral reefs.  Same idyllic white sand beaches but no longer on an isolated offshore island close to the Philippines.   Volunteers need to fly to Kota Kinabalu instead of Tawau. The Star Newspaper has a […]

The best review of TRACC

Our best review is on Trip advisor – “I just got back from my second tour at TRACC and I am already booked for my third starting at the end of the year. So what makes TRACC so special? It’s a unique combination of several factors that I’ve never found anywhere else in a lifetime […]

Rescuing Tofu the baby Turtle

Last week while doing a nest inventory in the turtle hatchery we found little Tofu, a critically endangered Hawksbill turtle that had been underground in her nest far too long. Her brothers and sisters emerged about 50 days before we found her so she had been in her nest, a hole in the ground for […]

Green turtle hatching sucess at the Tip of Borneo

A fellow Malaysian Non Profit society (The Kudat Turtle Conservation Society KTCS) has just managed to release the first green turtle hatchlings from their hatchery at the tip of Borneo.  There were 119 eggs with 94 hatchlings.     There was a great turnout of over 50 tourists and locals.  Great work guys, keep up […]

Turtle Volunteer costs

Turtle Snorkelling volunteers 2015 2 weeks – £600 extra weeks 275 Package includes, Food, accommodation, airport & Boat transfer unlimited snorkelling Other snorkelling and community projects are available at the Tip Of Borneo Camp. Teaching and snorkelling Trailblazing and snorkelling 2 weeks – £400 extra weeks £175 Birdwatching 2 weeks – £500 extra weeks £220

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