of researchers from the Red Sea Reserves, from the Nature Protection Department
of the Ministry of the Environment, succeeded in rescuing a sea turtle from the
"beak" type before selling it, in coordination with Ras Gharib police
Ahmed Ghalab, Director General of the Red Sea Reserves, confirmed that the
turtle has been launched into its natural habitat in the Red Sea after
examining it and ensuring its safety and ability to continue living in its
environment and numbering it.
the fishermen, in Ras Gharib, had put the turtle, in front of his shop, in
order to be sold. The fisherman was seized and the turtle was confiscated, in
coordination with Ras Gharib investigation police office.
Red Sea reserves have announced an initiative to protect the sea turtles by
2015 and have regained the ecological balance of these marine organisms once
again. The International Union For The Conservation Of Nature (IUCN) classifies
sea turtles on the endangered red list around the world, While the “CITES”
convention establishes it in “Annex I” of the convention, which means
prohibiting the sale and export or any parts thereof.
number of sea turtles that the Red Sea reserves have been able to save and
return to their natural habitat since the declaration of the Initiative
exceeded 20 marine turtles of green and falconry. They numbered them for
follow-up in the marine environment.