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Posted On: 2 May 2020 04:48 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

Endangered Hawksbill Turtle Conservation Project continues well

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
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The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by the Department of Protection and Wildlife has affirmed that the project of the endangered hawksbill turtle conservation project continues well while taking all precautions that guarantee the safety of the project team.

This project, which began in 2003, is considered one of the Ministry's most important projects and programs in the field of preserving the marine environment, within the context of the State of Qatar's efforts to conserve endangered species.

The Ministry noted that the fieldwork in the project witnessed during the past weeks an acceleration of nesting operations and achieving record numbers compared to previous years with the same date, where (48 nests) were transferred to the nests protected site in Fuwairet beach, taking the necessary measurements for turtles, cleaning them from snails and treating fatigue and some wounds with them and returning them to the sea.

The turtle protection project is implemented under the supervision of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME and funded by Qatar Petroleum (QP), implemented by the Environmental Science Center of Qatar Petroleum in cooperation with a team from the Department of Protection and Wildlife, in which the north-eastern beaches in the country are covered including (Ras Laffan Beach, Hawilah, Al Jassassiya, Marwah, Fuwairit, Al Gharia, Al-Mafeer), and the islands of (Umm Tais and Ras Rukn).

Source: QNA