15 Aug '12, 5am

1,000 Critically Endangered Turtles Swim To Freedom In Thailand (Video)

1,000 Critically Endangered Turtles Swim To Freedom In Thailand (Video)

Good news for turtles ! Recently Care2 reported that special sanctuaries for leatherback turtles had been set up both off the west coast of the U.S. and on a stretch of Puerto Rico’s north coast . Now comes news that the Thai Navy has developed a special program to prevent the extinction of the critically endangered hawksbill turtle; since 1992, they have been releasing around 11,000 of these turtles every year. As Commander Kitti Wongrak, Chief Public Relations officer for the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre, says in the video below: “The number of sea turtles in Thailand and around the world is continually decreasing. Female turtles lay eggs on the beach where there are no human residents, but development projects and tourism expansion are threatening the species.” The Thai navy collects hawksbill eggs laid in a conservation area, nurturing the baby turtles before releasi...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/1000-critically-endangered-tu...

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