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Be a sea turtle protector!

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Con Dao Islands off mainland Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province arguably has the largest population of sea turtles in Vietnam. Therefore, to keep the island clean and green is a way to help protect the sea creature as they can be killed when mistaking plastic waste for a viable food.

Under the summer sunshine, this group of volunteers was on board a boat traveling to Con Dao Islands to do the tasks sup-posed to be done by a sea turtle protector. The guests spent 10 days cleaning up beaches and collecting turtle eggs for incubation. What they did lent a hand with the conservation of sea turtles which are listed in the Red-Book.

A ranger exchanges tasks with volunteers

Volunteers are cleaning up the beach

Two volunteers do a mural painting to call for people to protect sea turtles

A volunteer is collecting turtle eggs

Volunteers dig holes in the sand for incubating turtle eggs

Baby sea turtles make their way to the ocean where they start their own life

By Hai Duong

 

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