Jumeirah rehabilitates 45 critically endangered turtles into the wild to mark World Sea Turtle Day
16 June, 2015
Jumeirah Group celebrated World Sea Turtle Day with the release of 45 endangered sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf next to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The 45 turtles were rescued from the shores of the UAE and nursed back to health by the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP), one of the longest standing Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in the region and the only project of its kind in the Middle East. The DTRP is at the forefront of sea turtle rehabilitation protocols and veterinary procedures. This latest release takes the total number of turtles rescued to 800 since the project began in 2004.