Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
By the close of February, we were caring for 5 Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) in our Rehabilitation Centre at Landaa. At Kuda Huraa, our totals were 2 Olive Ridleys, plus 22 rehabilitating hatchlings: 8 Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and 14 Hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata).
For transportation of our latest Flying Turtle, “April”, and her human minders, details are being finalised with the airline including: invoicing, schedules, shipping documentation, and public relations.
We have obtained the “No objection” clearance letter from the Maldives Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and applied for both the “CITEs export permit” and the “live animal export permit” from the Maldives Government.
We have reached out to the Maldives Marine Research Council (MRC) to obtain veterinary clearance, and Maldives Customs have been contacted to verify all our documentation is present and correct.