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Tag: turtles

  • Monday, March 4th 2019 - 08:46 UTC

    World Wildlife Day: UK provides a helping hand to turtles and mangroves

    Fauna & Flora International has been working to protect marine turtles in Nicaragua for 15 years

    Sunday 3 March marks United Nations World Wildlife Day. The theme for this year is, ‘Life below water: for people and planet’. One of the key animals whose plight is being highlighted is the turtle, which are targeted for their eggs, meat and shells. The animal has also suffered from habitat loss due to construction on coastlines.

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2012 - 07:20 UTC

    Cold waters strand migrating green sea turtles on Uruguayan beaches

    Almost a hundred have been recovered suffering most from hypothermia

    A record number of sea turtles are turning up on Uruguayan beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Río de la Plata suffering from cold shock and hypothermia.While specialists are still investigating the causes, they speculate that an abrupt change in sea temperature may have prevented the green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) from migrating to warmer waters