Sea Turtle Conservation Project - Tanzania
Are you a business owner in Tanzania?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Tanzania.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Sea Turtle Conservation Project
Pemba Lodge is located on the small offshore island of Shamiani. It is home only to small, friendly village communities and quite a few rare species in both flora and fauna. Despite its natural beauty, it is as yet undisturbed by the influx of mass tourism.
The Turtles on Shamiani
Every year, both the endangered green sea turtle and the hawksbill turtle come to the shores of Shamiani Island to lay their eggs. The villagers used to hunt them, because the meat is very tasty and nutritious, and the shell (tortoise shell) can be used commercially.
Pemba Lodge is cooperating with local fishermen to bring them to the lodge instead so that they can be set free again. If a villager reports a nest with eggs, Pemba Lodge even pays him a salary to look after the nest until the baby turtles hatch. This way, the people from Shamiani have come to value a live turtle more than one which they kill for their meat.
Since Pemba Lodge started its operation in late 2010, more than 20 turtles have been saved through the project.
Pemba Lodge works closely with a marine conservationist in order to constantly improve the project for the protection of those rare animals.
Peer Consulting and Sharing Expertise
Pemba Lodge invites researchers and scientists in the field of ecology, marine conservation and other related disciplines to stay at the lodge and conduct their research in exchange for their assistance and input in environmental projects.
In turn, Pemba Lodge is happy to share knowledge and experience; and to support other local conservation projects in Unguja and Pemba in their efforts to protect the beautiful nature of the island.
Pemba Lodge also cooperate with and sponsor the Uzi Island Sea Turtle sanctuary and program.
You may also like
Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris SerengetiSerengeti-National-Park, Tanzania
A Balloon flight allows passengers to float over the world's most spectacular Serengeti National Park...............
Safarihub is a leading Tanzania Safari specialist with offices in London, Dubai and Tanzania. We are ATOL and ABTA accredited and offer a wide variety of Safari packages
Tulia African Safari SpaArusha, Tanzania
Enchant your senses, pamper your body, and relax your mind, body and spirit, at Tulia African Safari Spa. Taking the mind back to the splendours of great African traditi
Fishing ZanzibarZanzibar-Beach, Tanzania
Join Fishing Zanzibar for a day out. Big Game Fishing in the waters of Zanzibar, Latham Island, Mafia Island, Pemba Island and the famous Pemba channel!...............
Kibo BarDar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania
Known for its live music and great atmosphere, at Kibo Bar you can relax and enjoy a good drink from the wide selection of spirits and imported beers. You can also enjoy
From Mwanza: Serengeti National Park Day Trip
Take an incredible game drive through the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park - perfect for those with limited time to explore the area. Admire the vast plain
Cultural HeritageArusha, Tanzania
Cultural Heritage is a unique cultural centre on the outskirts of Arusha. The have curio shops, a jewellery boutique, a tanzanite and precious stone counter, a restaurant
Ngorongoro Full-Day Safari Tour
Enjoy a full-day tour from Karatu that takes you on a safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. During the game drive in the caldera you’ll be on the lookout for a variety of wi1 ReviewsFrom $200.00
Stone Town: Private Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park Tour
Discover Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park on a private tour. Departing from Stone Town, take a guided 2-3 hour tour of the forest. Explore the diverse habitats inside theFrom $59.00
Serengeti and Ngorongoro 5-Day Great Migration Safari
Experience a miracle of nature and see the great migration in the endless plains of the Serengeti. Get up close to animals in the wild on a 5-day safari to the SerengetiFrom $4,000.00