A 2006 survey carried out by TRAFFIC found more than 23,000 items made from hawksbill turtles
They support an important spectrum of marine life including seabirds and migratory waders, a large population of endangered hawksbill turtles
, and dugongs.
While the hawksbill turtles
observed were not large, it is likely that Navassa Island serves as a juvenile habitat similar to other offshore islands in the Caribbean such as Buck Island (St.
It serves as a foraging habitat for the critically endangered hawksbill turtles
and green turtles as well.
In spite of the UAE s harsh temperatures and the salinity of its waters, the habitats and species on the island, including mangroves, hawksbill turtles
, dolphins and the Socotra Cormorant, continue to thrive.
Beach-front properties at Sdiyat are also conducting events to raise public awareness about protection of hawksbill turtles
The 9km Saadiyat Beach plays host to several Hawksbill turtle
nests every year.
As part of the initiative, mobile phone users who recycle their old mobile devices at any Nokia Care Centre in Qatar can stand to win one of 200 Turtle Adoption Packs, which includes receiving an adoption certificate for the endangered Hawksbill turtles
which are native to Gulf waters.
As of last week, a Hawksbill turtle
named Journey that was tagged with a satellite tracking device in Daymaniyat Islands was placed second in the race.
Jumby Bay is also home to the Hawksbill Turtle
Preservation Program, the longest-running privately funded project of this kind, focused on the scientific study of the survival and recovery of Hawksbill Turtles
Hatch" the turtle, an animated Hawksbill turtle
, will feature in an activity booklet, produced in conjunction with the Born Free Foundation and the charity's partners - First Choice, My Travel, Thomas Cook and Thomson, which will be distributing the booklet.
The Jebel Ali Marine Sanctuary hosts nests of the Hawksbill turtle
, an endangered species
Hence it's no wonder hatching sites for the rare Hawksbill turtle
at Sdiyat are protected by stringent guidelines from the Abu Dhabi Tourist Authority.
Xena, a 77-cm long Hawksbill turtle
, which was released from Masirah Island on April 24 this year, is leading the group of most travelled turtles (42km) in the race which kicked off on Tuesday.
In a secret ballot vote today at the 11th Meeting of CITES, Cuba lost its final attempt at selling off its stockpile of shell from the highly endangered hawksbill turtle