is one of the longest standing corporate social responsibility initiatives in the region and the only project of its kind in the Middle East and Red Sea region.
based at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Jumeirah Al Naseem , transferred the 10 sea turtles that are in the final stages of their three month rehabilitation.
The fortunate ones are found in time and taken to DTRP.
Warren Baverstock, who heads the hotel's aquarium department, said the project is a success as none of the released turtles have returned to DTRP.
The turtles have all been rescued from the shores of the UAE and nursed back to health by the DTRP
one of the longest standing corporate social responsibility initiatives in the region and the only project of its kind in the Middle East and Red Sea region.
This year alone the DTRP
has received more than 125 critically endangered hawksbill turtles.
All the turtles have been rescued from the shores of the UAE by members of the public and nursed back to health by the DTRP
, which still stands as the only project of its kind in the Middle East.
Turtles that go through the DTRP
are microchipped making it easy to track them if they wash up again.
If you find a turtle washed up on a shore, you can get in touch with DTRP
on its Facebook page.
Addressing guests before the turtles were released, Jumeirah president and group CEO Gerald Lawless, who also serves on the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Travel, Tourism and Aviation, explained the importance of CSR projects like DTRP
On 29 June 2012 over 1000 supporters of the DTRP
attended The Big Jumeirah Sea Turtle Race to watch six satellite tagged sea turtles and 150 Hawksbill turtles released back into the ocean at Madinat Jumeirah.