Conservation posts

Best Hatchery Practices Training in Pom Pom Island Resort

Hello Pom Pom Lovers! We are very happy to host in our resort the Best Hatchery Practices Training organized by WWF Malaysia and Sabah Wildlife Department! The aim of the training is to improve the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of all the participants. We had very informative talks about sea turtle [...]

Sea Surface Temperature Data Sharing Workshop With WWF Malaysia

Hello Pom Pom Lovers! We had the fantastic opportunity to participate in the "Sea Surface Temperature Data Sharing Workshop 2019" organised by WWF Malaysia in Semporna. Currently, Dr Tommy Cheo Seng Kong from WWF Malaysia study the water temperature around Semporna to predict coral bleaching events due to an increase in water temperature (>30°C) [...]

Marine Life in Pom Pom Island Resort Housereef

Hello Pom Pom Lovers, I heard that some of you love to go for a morning snorkelling or diving in mandarin house-reef, a wonderful dive site at a fin kick from the jetty! Take a few minutes break to enjoy this video made by our Resident Marine Biologist, Oriana! I will then wait for [...]

Pom Pom Island Sea Turtle Photo-Identification Database

Hello Pom Pom Lovers! We have news for all the conservation enthusiasts! Our Marine Biologist is working on a Pom Pom Sea Turtle Database aimed at the identification of the turtle population around the island. The photographic identification (photo-ID) is an alternative method for recognizing the individual. Compared to conventional tagging, this method of [...]

Sea Turtle Helper!

This month we have been quite busy making changes to our  Pom Pom Sea Turtle Hatchery! A big thanks to all the amazing people that contributed to the Sea Turtle Conservation Program: Alisha, Pier Dullio, Almarosa, Rossana, Stefano, Serena, Anna, Tracy, Arno, Emilia, Mr Lau, Mr Bahar, Emanuel, Laus and all the others!! Share [...]

Pom Pom Island Resort Sea Turtle Conservation Program

Hello Pom Pom Lovers, You may have already heard about our sea turtle conservation program :) Sea turtles are under threat in the world’s oceans and are officially listed as threatened by IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature). Pom Pom Island is an important nesting and feeding sites for Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) [...]

Memo of Understanding with Sabah Wildlife Department about Pom Pom Turtle Hatchery

Hello Pom Pom Lovers! It’s time to celebrate here in Pom Pom! At the end of Semporna Hari Penyu (Semporna Turtle Day), we renew our Memorandum of Understanding with the amazing Sabah Wildlife Department for Pom Pom Island Turtle Hatchery! A huge thank you go to WWF-Malaysia for the (almost) daily help!! Our marine biologist Oriana and reservation [...]

Goodbye Plastic Straw!

Hello Pom Pom Lovers. Yes, we did it! We are now refusing single-use of plastic straws. Our resort switched to healthier and more environmentally friendly alternatives!! We buy from the amazing GREEN SEMPORNA stainless metal straws. Why should you update to stainless steel straws? Well, there are a lot of reasons, and some are listed below: [...]

Anuska’s Sea Turtle Nest Hatched!!

Yesterday afternoon, a green turtle nest adopted by Anuska, finally hatched!! More than 60 hatchlings have been released to the sea during high tide. As always, was a spectacular event for all the guests who joined the release... I am very much happy to share these precious moments with you all. Keep supporting conservation [...]

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