Protecting habitats and species diversity

BP: turtle sanctuary

Factfile:

Company name: BP

Location: Terrenganu, Malaysia.

Products: Petrochemicals.

Sustainable change: Protection of turtle sanctuary and spnsoring of education programme.

Effect: Habitat improvement and species protection.

The Ma'Daerah sanctuary protects endangered turtles. It is 5 miles from BP's Kerteh chemicals plant and was set up by a partnership of the World Wide Fund for Nature, Malaysia's department of fisheries and BP.

 




An education programme also increases awareness of the importance of protecting endangered turtles. Throughout the Summer, there are weekend camps, volunteers, 'adopt a nest' and 'adopt a turtle' schemes. BP also sponsors education camps for local schoolchildren.