Rescued Turtles Released Back Into The Wild


To mark the 20th anniversary of the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) on Wednesday 12 June, more than 60 turtles were released back into their natural habitat. Jumeirah, a member of Dubai Holding and a global luxury hotel company along with community members, guests, and partners, participated in the event, releasing 63 rehabilitated turtles. These included Hawksbill, Green, and Loggerhead turtles, marking a total of over 2,175 turtles released by the DTRP since its inception in 2004.

Among the released turtles was Barney, a 31kg young adult male Hawksbill turtle found injured in March in the Jebel Ali area. After receiving dedicated care and treatment, Barney made a full recovery and was joyously returned to the ocean amidst applause.

Dubai's focus on environmental sustainability and biodiversity is crucial to its development goals, emphasising the preservation of natural ecosystems. This commitment is evident in various environmental initiatives across sectors, including efforts by Jumeirah and the DTRP, showcasing a strong culture of corporate social responsibility. 


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