Program launched to protect endangered turtles in Saudi Arabia

Program launched to protect endangered turtles in Saudi Arabia
The company found that Al-Waqadi island was one of the best nesting sites for turtles, especially the rare hawksbill. (SPA)
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Updated 11 March 2020

Program launched to protect endangered turtles in Saudi Arabia

Program launched to protect endangered turtles in Saudi Arabia
  • The company found that Al-Waqadi island was one of the best nesting sites for turtles, especially the rare hawksbill

TABUK: The Red Sea Development Co. (TRSDC), in cooperation with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, has launched a program to track turtles. The goal of the turtle-tracking program is to understand the project location’s natural environment and the marine organisms that inhabit it.
The TRSDC said that it started last year microchipping 20 green turtles, with the task being carried out by a specialist team, and that the initiative would expand to include 10 hawksbill turtles next month.
The company found that Al-Waqadi island was one of the best nesting sites for turtles, especially the rare hawksbill.
“The island was kept for turtles as an ecological conservation area,” the company added.