Updates from our Turtle Rescue Centres

Updates from our Turtle Rescue Centres

Our monthly turtle conservation report from Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
See how our rescued turtle patients are progressing at the rehabilitation centre, and read about the latest turtle hatchlings in our Head Start Programme.

Turtle Rehabilitation Roundup

Turtle Rehabilitation Roundup

All the latest updates from our centre at Landaa Giraavaru, including recent turtle rescue photos and an exclusive look into our expansion plans.

Turtle Conservation Updates

Turtle Conservation Updates

Get up to date with the latest stories from our turtle conservation teams – there’s good news about Julie our rescued hawksbill turtle, and an unusual birthday party celebration !

Photostory : Saifa’s release

Photostory : Saifa’s release

January 2012 – Saifa, the young female Olive Ridley turtle, was found entangled in a fishing net suffering from minor lacerations and buoyancy problems due to stress.

Video : injured turtle rescued (Juno)

Video : injured turtle rescued (Juno)

2011 – On 26 June, the Landaa Giraavaru dive team found an injured female Olive Ridley turtle entangled in a fishing net close by Hanifaru bay. They rescued it and brought it back to the marine biologists here at the MDC. This new patient had already lost one front flipper and the other one was deeply lacerated. Watch our video of Juno – a recap of the story, ending with her release back into the ocean.

Save The Turtles !

Save The Turtles !

November 2011 – Dwindling sea turtle populations across Maldivian waters have prompted Four Seasons Resorts Maldives to take action to help safeguard the world’s oldest existing reptiles. This government-endorsed initiative works to increase awareness of turtle conservation, safeguard nests and rear turtle hatchlings until they are big and strong enough to protect themselves in the wild.