The annual Turtle Conservation Festival, held at Hat Thai Mueang Beach in Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province, Thailand, is a ten-day event taking place from March 1st to March 10th. This significant event focuses on raising awareness about turtle conservation and promoting environmental protection within the local community.
Releasing Turtles Back to the Wild

Supporting Turtle Conservation Efforts

Khao Lak Turtle Festival - Supporting Turtle Conservation Efforts​
Individuals can actively participate in turtle conservation in Khao Lak by contributing to the turtle release program. Each released turtle costs 3,000 Baht, with the collected funds supporting various environmental charities each year. The number of released turtles varies annually depending on the number of turtles nesting on the beach. In 2024, 73 turtles are planned for release. To be part of this remarkable event, booking a turtle for release in advance (1-2 months prior) is recommended.

A Festival of Celebration and Education

Khao Lak Turtle Festival - A Festival of Celebration and Education​
Beyond the turtle release ceremony, the festival features various activities to engage the community. Attendees can explore informative exhibitions, browse local handicraft booths, savor delicious food from local vendors, and enjoy entertaining performances by local school children. These elements contribute to the festive atmosphere while promoting environmental awareness and fostering a sense of community responsibility.
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The Turtle Conservation Festival serves a dual purpose: stimulating tourism during the peak season and promoting environmental responsibility within the local community. It offers a unique opportunity to celebrate marine life, support conservation efforts, and learn about the vital role we play in protecting our planet.

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