Talang Satang National Park

Talang Satang National Park is located in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, specifically situated on the islands of Pulau Talang-Talang Besar and Pulau Talang-Talang Kecil, which are part of the Talang-Satang Islands. Renowned for its turtle conservation efforts, the park is home to Sarawak's only turtle conservation and research center. Various species of sea turtles, including the endangered green and hawksbill turtles, are protected and studied here.


The park is a hub for research and educational activities related to marine life and turtle conservation. Researchers and conservationists study turtle nesting behaviors, egg incubation, and hatchling releases.


Talang Satang offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness turtle conservation efforts up close. The Sarawak Sea Turtle Volunteer Program (SSTVP) is a unique eco-tourism program run by Sarawak Forestry. Volunteers can actively support Sarawak's turtle conservation efforts by spending four days at the Turtle Conservation Station on Pulau Talang-Talang Besar as part of this program, which operates from May to September.


The Talang-Satang Islands are part of the larger ecosystem of the South China Sea. Besides being crucial for turtle conservation, the islands are surrounded by coral reefs, making them significant for marine biodiversity.


Snorkeling and scuba diving are limited to specified areas. No water recreation is permitted outside of the designated zone for conservation purposes. Scuba divers must be accompanied by a certified dive guide at all times. Diving tanks, BCDs, and regulators can be rented from the Sarawak Forestry operations office on the island but must be booked in advance. For more information, please contact the National Park Booking Office in Kuching.

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