Green and Hawksbill turtles are resident in the area surrounding Pom Pom Island, and during nesting season, many come on to the beaches to lay eggs (approximately 300 nests per year). The hatchlings migrate across entire oceans to feeding grounds, and are consequently at risk from many threats, from pollution, to fishing nets, poachers and coastal development.
Nests are easy to spot and a simple target for sea gypsies to come and claim their delicacy. To reduce this, the project patrols the island nightly, and helps to incubate any eggs found. Turtles are tagged, data is collected, and the local species are helped to remain healthy. Surveys are regularly conducted by boat, and occasionally using a small remote controlled drone aircraft.