Where are we?
The activities of Yayasan Pulau Banyak concentrate, as the name would suggest, in Pulau Banyak, an archipelago off the coast of South East Aceh. Like Sumatra, Pulau Banyak has a healthy array of habitats and wildlife consisting of mangroves, hill forests, freshwater swamp forests, lowland forests and coral reefs.
Pulau Bangkaru, the island where the sea turtles lay their eggs, is covered by dense, pristine forest with tree ferns, strangler fig trees and many epiphytes. The island harbours the nesting beach for 3 species of (critically) endangered sea turtles but have also other animals inhabiting the island such as Saltwater Crocodiles, Dugong, a sub-specie of Hill Myna, Mouse Deer, Kalugo, and many species of amphibians.