Sea Turtle Conservation in the Maldives

Sea Turtle Conservation in the Maldives

Read the latest updates from our marine turtle conservation programmes – rescue & rehabilitation, hatchling ‘head start’ and national ID database.
We release some long-term residents, and there’s a surprising find of tiny proportions down on the beach !

Sea Turtle Conservation Programme

Sea Turtle Conservation Programme

We have news from our turtle ‘Head Start’ programme, and read about our expansion plans at Kuda Huraa.
We also say goodbye to Jesse, our latest Olive Ridley rescue turtle, pulled free from a drifting ‘ghost net’ and treated at our Landaa Giraavaru centre for a punctured carapace.

Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation

Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation

Get up to date with our ‘head start’ turtles, as we consult with veterinary experts about a mystery contagious illness.
And hear Pete’s story – our latest turtle rescued from a ‘ghost net’, who became badly injured and needed plastering for a shattered carapace.

Landaa Giraavaru Turtle Rescue Roundup

Landaa Giraavaru Turtle Rescue Roundup

Catch up with our latest sea turtle conservation news – updates on all the current residents here at our rehabilitation centre. And this month we release 2 turtles back into the wild – each with a satellite tag so we can follow their oceanic travels. Watch our slideshow of these exciting events, and see how the tags are attached to the shells of our volunteers.

Turtle Rehabilitation – Latest News & Updates

Turtle Rehabilitation – Latest News & Updates

August was another busy month for our turtle rescue teams, and our facilities are stretched to capacity.
We had the release of 2 rehabilitated turtles, as well as the rescue of 2 more patients found entangled in discarded fishing ‘ghost nets’.