🗓️ 2022 Sea Turtle Conservation
Over the last year, we have made significant progress in all major aspects of our turtle conservation program.
– At our Turtle Rehabilitation Centres, our resident veterinarian, Katrina, has successfully performed several complex surgeries, using medications made available through our newly acquired controlled-drugs licence.
– We have identified several key pieces of equipment to improve the standards of care for our patients, and we are on our way to achieving funding goals.
– We have been very fortunate to be included in consultations with the Maldivian Government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), discussing exciting new legislation to protect the welfare of marine species.
On the outreach front, we have participated in several conservation and turtle festivals, presented our work at a national seminar celebrating World Sea Turtle Day, been involved with local school visits and educational programs, as well as working to launch our very own new outreach program. We have established a new ‘24h emergency hotline’ to make it easier to report injured turtles, produced educational posters and videos, and we are now planning in-person workshops on local islands during 2023.