Sea Turtle Conservation Project

The number of sea turtles in Thailand has declined and their extinction may come soon because of several natural and man-made factors. Without conservation, sea turtles might completely disappear from the Thai seas. In 2017, PTTEP thus supported the Royal Thai Navy's Sea Turtles Conservation Center in Sattahip District, Chonburi Province. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between PTTEP and the Royal Thai Navy to enhance sea turtle conservation and promote conservation knowledge.

Under the MOU, PTTEP supported the renovation and modernization of the nursery and hospital building, the first one of its kind in Thailand, to align with international standards on sea turtle nursing and treatment prior to release to the sea, to raise their survival rate. PTTEP provided the center with medical equipment, organized an exhibition, and prepared learning kits on sea turtle conservation. It also sponsored the center's landscape improvement. The center is not an eco-tourism destination.

PTTEP also provided medical equipment for sea turtle treatment to the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources' sea turtle conservation center at Koh Mannai, Rayong Province and the Royal Thai Navy Sea Turtle Conservation Center, Base 2nd Naval Area Command, Songkhla Province. The project aims to raise sea turtle hatchery by 10% and the survival rate of injured sea turtles by 85% in 2030, from the base year in 2020. Moreover, PTTEP has encouraged its employees and executives to volunteer in sea turtle conservation activities, such as the cleaning of turtle ponds, turtle shell scrubbing, and the release of baby sea turtles to the sea.


Accumulated number of baby sea turtles were nursed and treated


Accumulated number of turtles were treated due to beaching and injuries caused by trawls and other natural causes


Total visitors to the Sea Turtle Conservation Center

"Thanks to the medical equipment provided by PTTEP, the hospital enjoys a greater capacity in treating sea turtles. As diagnosis can be done faster, treatment becomes faster and so does the survival rate of sea turtles" Sub Lieutenant Kornkamol Kitikamara, Veterinarian at the Sea Turtle Conservation Center, Royal Thai Navy