Posted on June 07, 2019

Awareness in line with the nesting season of the sea turtles at Fuwairit Beach. On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment represented by the Department of Protection and Wildlife, organised awareness event on the beach of Fuwairit on yesterday in the context of the nesting season of endangered sea turtles.

The event was attended by a large number of fans, taking the advantage of a campaign to clean Fuwairit Beach which was carried out by the volunteers, in order to provide the suitable environment for the breeding of the endangered turtles. The event included presentations and distribution of publications on the Turtle Protection Project, which is being implemented with funding from Qatar Petroleum (QP), The Environmental Science Center (ESC) at Qatar University (QU) in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. Participants were also visited the nests of the turtles.

Meanwhile, sea turtles are a group of reptiles that have adapted to live in the sea and are one of the most ancient creatures on planet Earth. Scientists recognize seven living species of sea turtles that live in our oceans today, including the critically endangered hawksbill turtle. With funding from Qatar Petroleum (QP), The Environmental Science Center (ESC) at Qatar University (QU) is currently implementing the Qatar Turtle Project to protect Qatar’s hawksbill turtles.

source: The Peninsula

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