Although sea turtles no longer nest on Hainan Island's beaches as they once did, poachers travel to neighboring countries and islands to illegally collect eggs and hatchlings to raise and sell as pets or food. Once local authorities confiscate these baby turtles, they are transported to the Baby Turtle Nursery at our Rescue Center. We take care of the babies until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild to re-start their oceanic journey in life.
Please consider adopting any of our rescued baby hatchlings to support their early stages of life. Adopting a baby sea turtle helps provide funds for proper food and care to a baby sea turtle who might not otherwise survive.
Baby Sea Turtle Hatchlings at the Hospital Nursery
There are four (4) levels of adoption that can help prevent these majestic animals from disappearing on our planet. Each level provides us with different amounts of financial support for the caregiving of rescued sea turtles and educational outreach efforts to save the endangered species. All levels include an official certificate to formalize the symbolic adoption of your sea turtle. Certificates have a quick-response (QR) code on the bottom right corner, which can be scanned with a smartphone to verify the authenticity of the document. See sample certificate here.
You will also get a personal webpage for the adoption, which you can share online with your family and friends. This is a great way to surprise someone on a birthday or holiday with a personalized, online gift in their honor! See sample personal webpage here.