I posted months ago about the beautiful coral reefs in Qaru, how they’re dying and how that’s effecting hawksbill turtles. Arab Times just wrote about efforts by the Turtle Conservation Project to attach satellites on those turtles to obtain more information about the turtles whereabouts and nesting habits.
Those huge turtles clean coral reefs and without them the coral reefs die slowly, it’s like a cycle. The problem with some islands in Kuwait which turtles use to nest in is that they’re now huge handmade rocks placed around the island making it impossible for turtles to get in the island and nest their eggs.
If they don’t nest their eggs they end up dropping them at sea to die. When a turtle does actually nest in Qaru for example some people think eating turtle eggs give a longer life but it gets worse. Others BBQ over a nest thinking the nest is just a hole left there by somebody. In normal situations only 1 from 100 eggs ends up becoming a turtle.
We need to do a lot more than installing satellites on turtles, there should be regulations to preserve the well being of hawksbill turtles else all the beautiful things in the gallery I posted will die soon.