YPP is a Papua-based non-profit organization focused on the protection and conservation of sea turtles in the marine waters of Papua. Initiated as the results of meetings and consultations, the organization was founded in May 2007 as the Turtle Papua Foundation (YPP). The institute is based in Sorong, West Papua Province. YPP’s ongoing work is to implement an ambitious field program to protect the green turtle nesting population with monitoring and beach patrol programs. These programs collect important information on predation and other threats to sea turtles, and focuses on adult female turtles and hatchlings over multiple year studies. YPP has a clear mission to develop a Papua-wide network of community-based turtle conservation teams.