Welcome to Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS) website
Indonesia is country with the longest coast line in the world that has a tremendous potential in terms of natural resources. Out of 7 sea turtle species, 6 of them can be found in Indonesian waters, they are: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), Leatherback (Dermochelys coracea), Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Flatback (Natator depressus).
Bali is one of islands in Indonesia whichis well-known for its tourism and also for issue of sea turtle in the last two decades. Bali receives bad reputation for high number of sea turtle trade. This has become the focus of attention in the national and international scope and has created bad impact for tourism in Bali.
Attention from the public regarding the issue of sea turtle trade raises various reaction, bad as well as good. For Balinese society itself, this is not something to be proud of. Several locations on beaches along Bali island has been the place for sea turtle to lay their eggs. Positive reaction was shown by community by starting activities to protect sea turtle and the nest.