In a tweet, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) announced a second rescue operation for a dugong, in cooperation with Mr. Khalifa Omar Saleh Al-Hamidi, a Qatari environmental activist, who reported the delinquency of a dugong pup at dawn on 23 July 2022 in the Khor Al Adaid area.
أعلنت وزارة البيئة والتغير المناخي عن عملية انقاذ ثانية لصغير بقر البحر (Dugongs) بالتعاون مع السيد/ خليفة عمر صالح الحميدي، ناشط بيئي قطري، قام بالإبلاغ عن جنوح أحد صغار أبقار البحر فجر يوم السبت بمنطقة خور العديد (1/3) pic.twitter.com/X8HYABmiMU— وزارة البيئة والتغير المناخي - قطر | MOECC Qatar (@moecc_qatar) July 23, 2022
As per the Ministry, a specialized team from the Ministry immediately transferred the baby dugong to a designated tank in Fuwairit (Sea Turtle Project) and named him Oscar, and provided him with the necessary care to ensure his safety. The Ministry’s team also treated his superficial wounds, gave him milk and fed him under the supervision of the Ministry’s aquatic nutritionists.
The Ministry also announced that next February, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change will prepare for the release of the recently rescued dugongs after the necessary care has been provided and they can rely on themselves, as they will be returned to live in their original environment.
Source and cover image credit: MOECC
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