Eleven new turtle hatchlings are being reared at the Sre Ambel hatchling centre following the successful 2010 breeding season. Two nests were located and successfully protected by project rangers in the nesting season; one nest comprised a total of 11 eggs, with ten individuals hatching in early May, while the second nest contained a total of five eggs, although only one individual successfully hatched from this nest in early June. There are therefore 11 new arrivals at the center.
The hatchlings join 118 animals that were already held there (47 hatchlings from 2006, 47 hatchlings from 2007, one animal estimated at four years old caught by a fisherman and handed to the conservation team in early 2008, and 23 hatchlings from 2009). Two new plastic tanks have been purchased to increase the capacity of the center in the short term, but it is likely that a new, larger facility will have to be constructed over the next 12 to 18 months, if a suitable site can be located in the vicinity of the Sre Ambel river.