Marine specialists at DTRP
have been working for six months to rehabilitate the sick and injured turtles that were washed ashore in the UAE.
Marine specialists at the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP
) have been working diligently for the last six months rehabilitating these particular set of sick and injured turtles, which were washed up onto the shores of the UAE.
The collaboration is as a result of a partnership between DTRP
and the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
For the past three years, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo has supported the DTRP
and this year raised awareness of the project by hosting five of the turtles as part of their rehabilitation process.
The turtles are handed over to DTRP
by animal lovers after they are found washed up on the beach, often near death.
is based at the Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah and run in conjunction with Dubai's Wildlife Protection Office.
Children from the Dubai British School were invited to and learn more about the DTRP
; the kids purchased a special satellite tag for 'Barnacle' which will enable them to track her progress online.
conducts regular educational programmes for its guests as well as the local community.
The release of the turtles, who had been rehabilitated at facilities within Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Madinat Jumeirah as part of the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP
), brings the total number of turtles returned to the wild since the project began in 2004 to 1,090.