TRACC marine conservation sites

TRACC – Tropical research and Conservation centre is currently (June 2014) scheduled to be operating in Sabah East Malaysia ( Borneo) at the following marine conservation sites. May to Oct 2014 – Coconut cove beach, Tip of Borneo, Kudat district November 2014 onwards  – Pom Pom Island Semporna district  (PROVISIONAL) May to Oct 2015 – […]

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 2013

turtle volunteers   2 weeks – £350 4 weeks – £500 6 weeks – £700 8 weeks – £900 10 weeks – £1100 12 weeks – £1300 Package includes, Food, accomodation, Boat transfer unlimited snorkelling

Recovering fish populations 2012

Tracc has been working on Pom Pom Island for nearly 12 months and has made significant improvements, Large bottle reefs have been planted, these remove trash bottles from the beaches and plant them in rubble areas to provide habitat for fish and other marine life.  The fish populations have also improved, giant barracuda and giant […]

Amazing dive ar the N tip of Pom Pom

The currents were strong – we drifted to our coral planting bottle reef site.  What an amazing dive.  We saw, an eagle ray, bumphead parrotfish, a hunting amberjack, several blue spotted reef rays and a very large giant trevally. Plus of course Loads of green and 2 hawksbill turtles, The small and camouflaged were in […]

logs on the beach

The beaches of Pom Pom island get lots of logs washed up. These form a physical barrier for the turtles which stops the female turtles from getting off the beach and upto the grass & bushes behind the high tide line.                 Our solution is to cut the […]

Marine Science Courses for Divers

TRACC offers short 5 day marine science and conservation courses for divers.  These are ideal for groups of friends or dive clubs.  The courses are timed to coincide with important seasonal events.  The  Coral reef ecology course takes place at the same time as the seasonal Coral spawning event, join us for sex at the beach.  […]

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