It's been 21 years ago since there had been recorded Hawksbill Turtle nesting on Koh Samui! In April 2012 one of the Silavadee Resorts beach staff, Khun Nong, discovered turtle tracks on the resorts secret beach and within two days a nest was located. The General Manager of the resort, Mr. Conor O'Leary coordinated with the Fisheries Department of Surat Thani province and 87 eggs were collected to incubate at Samui Aquarium. This turned out to be a nest of Green Turtles. This is an endangered species in the Gulf of Thailand and around the world.
On 9th September, eventually 108 Hawksbill turtles were relased at the 'secret beach' of the Silavadee Pool Spa Resort in Lamai on tropical island destination Koh Samui in Thailand.
Please have a look at my Koh Samui info blog for a complete report.