Conservation of the area is inherent to the project. That’s why we decided to implement the bungalows within the village, so our guests can interact with the villagers who commit in return. A fee (included on our rates) is collected from the visitors to support the conservation: It is used to partly pay the expenses of the boat patrol and for the other part to support the villagers. Our short term target is to get for the area the status of KKLD, Kawasan Konservasi Laut Daerah (regional protected sea area).
Tompotika Dive lodge cares of the sea protection and for terrestrial species works together with Alto (ALliance for Tompotika Conservation), an NGO dedicated to the protection of the Maleo birds in the area since 2006. We also launched a conservation project for the turtles to avoid eggs poaching on the beaches of the area.