Dubai conservation group rescues and rehabilitates endangered turtles
Updated: 2021-06-18 07:25:35 KST
World Sea Turtle Day was celebrated on Wednesday to raise awareness of threats facing sea turtles.
The UAE is home to many of the species and a turtle conservation team at a famous Dubai hotel aquarium rescues and rehabilitates endangered Hawksbill turtles.
"The first part of the rehabilitation process is when the turtles are found injured or sick, they come to Burj Al Arab where we have an aquarium team that look after the health of the animals."
When the animals have recovered, they are moved to the lagoons before being released back into the wild.
Over two-thousand sea turtles were saved since the aquarium's rehabilitation program was launched in 2004.