Tighter rules needed to protect turtles and their eggs
There is a need for strict and more proactive measures to prevent the illegal sale and consumption of turtle eggs, says Sabah Parks director Maklarin Lakim.
He said this is in view of the increasing turtle landings recorded on islands, especially at Manukan Island close to the city here.
“For one, these increased landings and nestings are good for conservation because this means the population could increase,” he said when contacted on Tuesday (Nov 1).
“However, there must be more proactive measures to prevent the illegal sale or possession of these protected species, their eggs or any parts of the animal,” he added.