Turtle Trade

Along Pantai Padang in West Sumatra, numerous stalls sell turtle eggs, priced as low as Rp 5,000 (50 cents), that are believed to increase ‘stamina.’ The trade is illegal because of the rareness of the turtles, but the food stalls sell around 25,000 eggs per year. Environmental activist have taken steps
to protect the eggs, many of which are sourced locally.