Tag: turtles

    Latin American countries join reserves to create a vast marine protected area

    Four Pacific-facing Latin American nations have committed to joining their marine reserves to form one interconnected area, creating one of the world’s richest pockets of ocean biodiversity. ‘Mega-MPA’ in Pacific will link waters of Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica to protect migratory turtles, whales and sharks from fishing fleets, The Guardian states. Panama, Ecuador, […]

    Rescued turtles released back into Abu Dhabi waters
    12 Aug 2021

    Community unites to help the critically endangered hawksbill turtle – the only species in the Gulf that nests in Abu Dhabi. A group of rehabilitated turtles has been released into Abu Dhabi waters in the Al Dhafra region thanks to a partnership between the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Nawah Energy Company, the […]

    Work begins on turtle sanctuary in Ras al Jinz, Oman

    The Environment Authority (EA), with the support of the Omani Indian Fertiliser Company (OMIFCO), is implementing a project to develop a turtle sanctuary in Ras al Jinz at Ras al Hadd in South al Sharqiyah Governorate. The implementation of the project that started on July 25 is expected to be completed with 150 days by […]

    UAE strives to preserve the environment, which is a key pillar in the country’s progress

    A UAE newspaper has said that the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ move to launch “an unprecedented effort to heal the Earth”, a world awash in climate disruption and spiraling pollution, is truly praiseworthy, WAM reports. “This was done on the eve of World Environment Day,” said Gulf Today in an editorial on Monday. Kicking off […]

    Save the turtles. Qatar University begins annual monitoring of rare green and hawksbill turtle nesting

    The Environmental Science Center (ESC) at Qatar University (QU) has started the annual season to monitor the nesting of rare and endangered sea turtles for the 2021 season on the country’s coasts and islands of Qatar, The Gulf Times reports. University provides the initiative in co-operation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. It was […]