Fiji Time: 10:07 AM on Thursday 23 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Second chance at life for turtle

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, January 04, 2014

LIKULIKU Lagoon Resort on Malolo Island welcomed 2014 in its own fashion when it released a young male hawksbill turtle that was rescued by a staff member of the resort.

The turtle was rescued by Tomasi Nawalu during a snorkelling trip to the popular snorkelling site — Castaway Wall.

"Mr Nawalu found the turtle hitting corals and rocks and was having swimming difficulties," the resort said in a statement.

"With the assistance of the guests, Mr Nawalu rescued the turtle and it was taken to Likuliku for further inspection by the Mamanuca Environment Society (MES) Team."

The turtle was then released from the beach by Norrisol Ferrarior, an in-house guest at the resort.

MES project officer Soro Seru who inspected the turtle congratulated the resort for its commitment to conservation.

"Turtles are listed as an endangered marine species in Fiji due to overfishing," Mr Seru said.

"Such act by Likuliku is a positive indication of being loyal towards the conservation of endangered species.

"More to that, the Mamanuca region is a common nesting site of turtles.

"So their protection within the region is important as it will help maintain their population."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62150.6025
JPY 55.262252.2622
GBP 0.36590.3579
EUR 0.41410.4021
NZD 0.71730.6843
AUD 0.64430.6193
USD 0.48800.4710

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Operation Kill Bill'
  2. Line-up unchanged
  3. Teacher testifies in trial
  4. Sex crimes
  5. Mind game
  6. Rain brings floods
  7. 'Naiqama capable of captaining Tigers'
  8. iTLTB looks into land tenancy concerns
  9. Zimbabwe celebrates end of Mugabe era
  10. Water source for 10,000

Top Stories this Week

  1. Celebration planned to welcome COP23 delegates Tuesday (21 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. The Crying Rock Sunday (19 Nov)
  4. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  5. Bid to win Tuesday (21 Nov)
  6. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  7. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  8. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)
  9. Fiji Bati requests for continued prayers Monday (20 Nov)
  10. Bati rest day Tuesday (21 Nov)