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released pajara turtle

Turtle released in Pajara
courtesy of RTVAC:

Release of a turtle recovered during the IV International Meeting of Environmental Volunteering in the Canary Islands organized by the Association of Volunteers of Nature Assistance of Fuerteventura AVANFUER.

The beach of Butihondo in Pájara was chosen to make a release of the Caretta caretta turtle that had entered the recovery facilities on 4/21/19 as a result of citizen collaboration when picked up by a ship near the Morro Jable pier, The said turtle weighed 13.55kg upon admission showing signs of having suffered a boat collision. In the Sodade Turtle Nursery and Recovery Center of sea turtles in Fuerteventura he was diagnosed, not recent fractures necrosed in marginal shields and also involvement of the 5th vertebral shield and as well as adjacent sacks but in a more superficial way.

The Minister of the Environment, Climate Change, Circular Economy and R & D & I Marlene Figueroa who opened the debates of the meeting on climate emergency has stressed that the fight against climate change will be a priority of the Cabildo and that it is very important that citizens and volunteers collaborate in the conservation of marine species such as turtles currently seriously threatened by plastic pollution and by the phenomena of climate change "is sobering said," that people who frequent the sea and detect a turtle in distress such as in this case, pick it up and put it in custody of the environmental teams of the Cabildo to be cured "

The release of the turtle was attended by more than fifty participants in the meeting and many families staying at the Hotel Robinson Esquinzo and users of Butihondo Beach where part of the workshops of the meeting were held.

The coordinator of the Yanira Cáceres Arocha meeting thanked the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, the Youth and Environment departments and the Department of Environment of the City of Puerto del Rosario, the Binter company and the Robinsón Esquinzo hotel for their collaboration and support to meet in Fuerteventura young volunteers from all over the Canary Islands.

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