Redang Island is located in the South China Sea, off the northeast coast of Peninsula Malaysia, 45 km from Kuala Terengganu, the state capital of Terengganu, Malaysia. By the 1980s, the nesting of sea turtles in Redang Island had decreased dramatically. In 1993, SEATRU - Universiti Malaysia Terengganu embarked on a long-term mission to conserve and protect the sea turtles at Redang Island. In 18 years since the conservation program was initiated, more than 6,000 green and hawksbill turtle nests have been protected through the in-situ incubation program, producing more than 400,000 healthy hatchlings back to the ocean. It is hope that these hatchlings can replenish the current depleting population of green and hawksbill turtles in Redang Island. In order to get support and involvement from the locals, in 1996 we introduced a Turtle Camp especially in educating the local children of Redang Island. In 1998, we introduce the first Sea Turtle Volunteer Program in Malaysia, in order to provide hands-on experience on sea turtle conservation to the public. After a 13-year appeal, the State Government finally declared the major nesting beaches at Redang Island as Turtle Sanctuary, hence giving us the full authority and protection of the nesting beach. Over the years, SEATRU-Universiti Malaysia Terengganu has developed into a multi-disciplinary program aimed at studying all aspects of the biology and ecology of sea turtles, threats to their survival, and how they can be managed in order to restore the various species to a stable population level. The vital information resulting from these studies have formed the basis for many important recommendations made by SEATRU to relevant government agencies for the conservation of sea turtles, especially within the state of Terengganu. Sea turtle conservation and protection in Malaysia may be one of the best in this region, but yet still lacking in enforcement and regulation. In Peninsula Malaysia, selling of sea turtle eggs (except for leatherback turtle eggs) are still legal, hence poaching and smuggling of turtle eggs are very common. For many years, SEATRU with other NGOs have been trying to persuade the Government to ban the commercial sales of turtle eggs, but until now there is no changes made. We believe that we can change the public perception by educating and teaching them to protect sea turtles and the ocean. We are now intensifying our outreach program, so that the public especially the locals will care and understand more about this ancient reptiles.