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Keeping Paloh’s Turtles Safe

Monday, April 16 2018 00:00 WIB

Each night, Hermanto sets aside time to patrol beaches. The 43-year-old, known simply as Pak Tam, rides his motorcycle around beaches in the Paloh District, West Kalimantan.

Keeping Paloh’s Turtles Safe
Paloh residents are helping protect sea turtles along the regency’s coast. WWF offered to provide guidance.

Each night, Hermanto sets aside time to patrol beaches. The 43-year-old, known simply as Pak Tam, rides his motorcycle around beaches in the Paloh District, West Kalimantan. Tam covers over a dozen kilometers per night of Paloh’s over 100 kilometers of sandy beaches. Two weeks ago, on a Wednesday, he patrolled a 15-kilometer stretch.

Tam could cover more ground if he wanted to, but he prefers to take his time to monitor the environment. When

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