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2,000 hatchlings of hawksbill turtles released into sea


Tribune News Network

Doha


As many as 2,000 hatchlings of hawksbill turtles were released into the sea from protected nesting sites in Fuwairit Beach in Qatar as part of a programme to identify and protect the nests of the critically endangered sea turtles, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment has said.


The ministry said the hatchery operations were continuing at the beach. It is being carried out by the ministry’s Department of Protection and Wildlife.


The turtle conservation programme is funded by Qatar Petroleum and implemented by Qatar University in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.


Beaches in the northeastern part of the country are covered in this, including Ras Laffan beach, Hawilah, Al Jassassiya, Marwah, Fuwairit, Al Ghariya and Al Mafeer, as well as the islands of Umm Tais and Ras Rukn.

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