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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."








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