AMAZING: An Abu Dhabi Hotel Has Released 80 Endangered Baby Turtles Back Into The Ocean


On the occasion of Earth Day 2019 on April 24, Jumeirah on Saadiyat Island in collaboration with Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) released a group of 80 rehabilitated turtles back into the Abu Dhabi waters.

The island resort released 80 Hawksbill turtles, which had been washed up on the beach earlier this year and are officially listed as critically endangered back into the ocean on Tuesday afternoon.

The event was attended by hundreds of people

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بمناسبة #يوم_الأرض 2019 وفي إطار مبادراتنا #التسامح_مع_الطبيعة، وبحضور معالي الدكتور ثاني الزيودي، وزير التغير المناخي والبيئة، وسعادة د. شيخة الظاهري، الأمين العام لهيئة البيئة – أبوظبي بالإنابة أطلقنا 80 سلحفاة صغيرة من سلاحف منقار الصقر إلى مياه أبوظبي على شاطئ منتجع جميرا في جزيرة السعديات. جاءت عملية الإطلاق السلاحف بعد نجاح إعادة تأهيلها، حيث تم إنقاذها في الشتاء الماضي. في حال شاهدتم أي سلحفاة سليمة أو مصابة على الشاطئ، يرجى إبلاغنا عنها عبر التواصل مع مركز اتصال حكومة أبوظبي على الرقم 800555. And off they go! On the occasion of #EarthDay2019 and as part of our #ToleranceWithNature programme, and in the presence of HE Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of @moccaeuae, and HE Dr Shaikha Al Dhaheri, our Acting Secretary General, we released 80 Hawksbill Turtle yearlings back into the sea from the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort here #InAbuDhabi. These turtles were rescued this winter, are fully rehabilitated and ready to be released back. If you come across any stranded or injured turtles, please inform us by calling the Abu Dhabi Government Call Centre on 800555.

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All these turtles have been rescued from local fishermen, beaches and other partners, and have been treated for infections, diseases and other relevant injuries

The Jumeirah hotel group is known to invest in conservation as part of its social responsibility programme.

Interestingly, the female hatchlings will return to the shores once they are ready to nest.

For any sightings of injured or distressed turtles, call Abu Dhabi Government Call Centre: 800-555


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