Sea Turtle nesting season on Saba Beach is from March to August each year. This period of the months, Made Kikik and his team look for and collect the eggs along the beach from Biaung, Lepang, Purnama,Saba and Masceti.
They have to play “catch if you can” with wild dogs. These predators will eat those fresh eggs. So Made Kikik and his team can not do much if found those nesting are empty and some eggshell left while inside was eaten by those wild dogs.
Some beach are now fenced by property owner or government to protect from erosion. This affect turtle nesting habitat and they do not want to make nest (dug sand to make hole). Turtle just wants to lay egg in natural environment without any disturbance e.g light from Villas/hotels on the beach.
From time to time sea turtle is endangered. In the past, a lot of turtle use for ritual. Now is banned any turtle use for ritual or eating. However, there is always black market from outside Bali that import turtle for misuse.
In Saba village, Blahbatuh where located Turtle Conservation Saba, led by Made Kikik is one of battle against this misuse. This conservation work very hard to save and protect from sea turtle endangered.
In the old days, Made Kikik did turtle egg hatching in his own home. Initiated by Gianyar Regency, Anak Agung Gde Agung Bharata as regent donated IDR 50 millions. Then Made Kikik was able to build and set up The Turtle Conservation Saba.
It is easy to find this turtle conservation Saba, located adjecent with Jeeva Saba Villa. Few meters before this turtle conservation, nestled Pura Anyar which belong to Puri Saba (Saba Palace)
However he and his team need your donation as this conservation has no finance support from government.
Please contact directly to Made Kiki : +6282144039610 (Indonesian only)
email to firstname.lastname@example.org or +628113891990 (English)