With the approach of World Turtle Day on 23rd May it was our pleasure to meet with Christine Perroud of Borneo Connections, Dr Pushpa Palaniappan of University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) & Suzila Idrus of 1Borneo Ballroom.

Together with the Sabah Ministry of Tourism they are organising Mabul World Turtle Day 2013 from 22nd – 24th May 2013 at Mabul Island in Sabah.

We would like to thank them for visiting us at Downbelow and inviting us to be involved in the worthwhile project to create awareness and help raise funds for activities related to sea turtle conservation.

Awareness and conservation of marine life forms a large part of our organisation and we are delighted to assist in their program, the data that can be accumulated from such events forms the founding structure for future protection initiatives and due to the sheer number of turtles in Sabah waters, this is a critical location for their survival.