TDIC's Hawksbill turtle
conservation programme has seen the company restrict resort development on Saadiyat Beach to at least 60m back from the seaward
The basic measurements of the hawksbill turtle
were taken and the eggs moved away from the area of tide and flow as soon as the nesting was noticed on Monday.
The sculptures, representing some of the UAE's key threatened and endangered species, collectively known as "Jewels of Abu Dhabi" including the dugong, Arabian oryx, greater flamingo, Hawksbill turtle
and Saker falcon, will be permanently hosted at the park for raising public environmental awareness.
Summary: Over 40 baby turtles emerged from a Hawksbill turtle
nest on Sdiyat Island and made it safely to the sea.
Through this joint collaboration we are helping the conservation of important marine species, like the critically endangered Hawksbill turtle
, through the EWS-WWF Marine Turtle Conservation Project.
Under stress due to decades of increased human activity, pollution and natural threats in the Gulf, the hawksbill turtle
has been a source of concern for environmentalists who have closely monitored the annual migration of the well-travelled sea creatures.
The critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles will now start to nest on the destination's beachfront and will be under the observation of TDIC's environmental services team, as part of the company's Hawksbill Turtle
Conservation Programme, the only one of its kind in the Arabian Gulf.
Scientists recognise seven living species of sea turtles that live in our oceans today, including the critically endangered hawksbill turtle
. Qatar is home to three species of sea turtles, the most important of which is the hawksbill, which is of great importance to the region's ecosystem.
All these activities have shown a great impact towards the efforts to protect the green turtles as well as hawksbill turtle
," said Mr Salim.Ms Carol Korschen, who is the organisation's founder, said they have also been providing local fishermen with incentives to discourage them from poaching and at the same time encouraging them to help in the preservation and protection of sea turtles.
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by the Environmental Protection, Natural Reserves & Wildlife Department, has announced an awareness and celebratory initiative coinciding with the Hawksbill turtle