A project spearheaded by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana resulted in 33 sea turtles being released into the wild by officers from the Royal Thai Navy as part of a coral reef and marine-conservation effort.
A ceremony was held on January 4 presided over by Rear Admiral Ronapop Kanchanaphan which took place at the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre in Sattahip where local residents were in attendance along with Navy personnel and government officials.
Admiral Ronapop explained the HRH the princess was worried about the decrease in the population of Thailand’s sea turtles and that both the Green and hawksbill turtles are now endangered species.
He noted that the release of the 33 sea turtles will help to raise awareness as to the worrying numbers of the sea turtle population.
Source: Pattaya Mail
Content : LovePattayaThailand