Three of the world’s seven marine turtle species, nest on mainland beaches and islands of Ningaloo Reef during the summer months from November to March.
Green turtles (Chelonia mydas)
Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta)
Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata)
The Cape Conservation Group (CCG), the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW), Murdoch University and WWF Australia have developed the Ningaloo Turtle Program to contribute to the conservation of marine turtles and their associated habitats.
NTP thanks sponsors Woodside Energy Ltd. for significant contributions to the program and BHP Billiton for the supply of a vehicle for the program’s use during the turtle season.
There are four main components to the Ningaloo Turtle Program:
1. Ningaloo Community Turtle Monitoring Program
2. Jurabi Turtle Centre (JTC)
3. Monitoring expansion and outreach to communities in the Pilbara
4. Assist turtle conservation research programs at Ningaloo
Volunteers are required between December and January each year to monitor nesting beaches for turtle activity!
For more information see Volunteer Life
If you are looking for an interactive turtle experience then please visit the Jurabi Turtle Centre.
Cape Conservation Group Inc. (CCG)
Cape Conservation Group (CCG) is a local team of enthusiastic volunteers which are not only involved with turtle conservation but organise and participate in an array of nature conservation activities. These activities are not only great fun but offer a fantastic learning experience and make a significant contribution to conservation of marine and terrestrial environments. Read more about CCG here.