Yadua Is chief calls for more turtle monitors in Fiji

Turtle monitor Peter Qarau catches, tags, measures and releases a green se turtle along with 11 year old Irris and her mom Patricia Mallam of WWF South Pacific in Yadua Island, Vuya, Bua. Picture: FT FILE

A BUA chief has called for the setting up of more turtle monitors to support the turtle ban currently in force in Fiji.

Yadua Island chief – Turaga na Tuinamata Jone Tavatava said the Dau ni Vonu (DnV) network was essential to turtle conservation because they were at the forefront of protecting these iconic creatures.

“Yadua is unique because a lot of Hawksbill turtle come to nest here, and the DnV here ensures they are not disturbed to safeguard their nesting activities and survival,” Mr Tavatava said.

More details on this story in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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