SEA TURTLE INITIATIVE
The plastic crisis facing Indonesia and our ocean is one of the biggest environmental concerns of our time. With OWP, Pack Tech aims to be part of the solution. When you invest in OWP you’re supporting the clean-up of plastic from ocean and rivers. Now, you will also be investing in improving marine wildlife in Indonesia. The OWP Sea Turtle Initiative is part of Pack Tech’s continuous efforts toward corporate social responsibility, aiming to not only improve marine wildlife in Indonesia but also positively impact local communities.
Pack Tech is aware of the many threats facing sea turtles in Indonesia. They are poached for food, drown when fished out of the water, and habitats are destroyed by developers and climate change. Many sea turtles, unfortunately, also feed on plastic waste instead of jellyfish, causing them to choke and die. Sea turtles are on the brink of extinction. In many cultures, they are seen as a delicacy and are pursued for their eggs, meat, and shells. Their habitat is under constant threat from both climate change and human activity. Climate change is causing sea levels to rise and increasing the number and intensity of storms. This activity along with the constant development along coastlines, damages and destroys nesting beaches and makes it impossible for female turtles to lay eggs.
HOW IT WORKS
We are committed to helping baby sea turtles survive. Collaborating with the organization, Gate 2 Nature, we have nests with more than 200 eggs. Gate 2 Nature works with the Turtle Conservation and Education Center in Bali, to improve conditions for sea turtles. Together they secure the eggs, which are at risk of being damaged, stolen, or have little hope of survival. By collecting the eggs, they help them hatch under protected conditions. When the baby sea turtles hatch, they are released back into the wild, and you will be able to follow their journey into the ocean.
The TCEC also educates children at local schools about the ocean and the ecological importance of sea turtles.
They also run a rehabilitation center for injured sea turtles.