Sea Turtle Conservation Centre, Thai Mueang

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  • We visited the turtle conservation centre at the Thai Royal Navy Base at Thai Meung on Christmas Day and what a wonderful experience it was! The turtles (Green Sea Turtles and Olive Ridley Turtles...  more »
  • We went to the centre on one of the free afternoons we had whilst in Khao lak. It’s 60 Thai baht for adults and kids are free, when you go in there are lots of various size pools each holding all...  more »
  • Great little place. We paid 60baht each for adults children were free. We wandered in and were met by a man called uncle Jimmy . He was great and showed us around the turtles. Told us how they help...  more »
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  • Intention = 5 stars Execution = 2 stars I went on a Sunday which I overheard someone saying was when the staff take the day off, so perhaps it is better on other days, but while the concept is great (get turtles to mature past the initial hurdles of life in the centre, then release them to increase survival chances from 1% to 40%) Very little information available though, and the limited information that was there didn't really explain - supposedly the turtles are re-released at 6 months. Therefore, no explanation as to why there were many turtles there which I would estimate were 20 or so years old, but not in the 'sick turtle' tub. The tubs for the fully mature turtles also seem excessively small to have ten or so adult turtles in. As I said, there are probably explanations which justify this, but none were evident while I was there. I drove up from Phuket then made a day if it at some beaches and waterfalls - if you're passing, pop in (use maps, it's not fantastically signposted) and know you're contributing to something that is trying to do good, but I wouldn't head just for this.
  • Really great center literally in the middle of nowhere on the Naval Base.
  • Great and expanding spot. Amazing to see rescued turtles of all ages. Inside navy base so go in main entrance. Security friendly and helpful.
  • Great initiative, very cool to see the sea turtles being raised to maturity so they can be released in the wild afterwards.
  • The 5 stars is for the principle not anything else. The purpose of this facility is to help conserve the sea turtle population, in addition, it is kind of like an assisted living habitat for sea turtles with birth defects and dismemberment injuries. This place is difficult to get to, but worth the journey, even to drop a few baht into the donation box.

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